3/13/14

James Chance: The Aurora Sessions (Nov. 2013)

Here are two versions of the same session which James just passed on to us. The Aurora Sessions were taped taped last November by Dean Loren, and it was shown on a Manhattan Neighborhood Network show he has called Are You a Star? (I think we know the answer to that question.) It was recorded in the rehearsal room at the Aurora.

Aurora Sessions, Version 1:

1) That Old Black Magic take 1 (composed by Johnny Mercer/Harold Arlen, arr. James Chance) 
2) Peggy's Blue Skylight (Charles Mingus) (take 1) 
3) Sapphire's Safe Spot (James Chance) 
4) Don't Smoke In Bed (Willard Robinson, arr. James Chance) fragment 
5) That Old Black Magic (take 2) 
6) Sapphire's Safe Spot (take 2) 
7) Yesterdays (Jerome Kern, arr. James Chance) 

Aurora Sessions, Version 2:

1) That Old Black Magic (take 3) (composed by Johnny Mercer/Harold Arlen, arr. James Chance) 
2) Peggy's Blue Skylight (take 2) (Mingus) 
3) Sapphire's Safe Spot (take 2) (James Chance) 
4) That Old Black Magic (take 1 including false starts) 
5) That Old Black Magic (take 2) 
6) Peggy's Blue Skylight (take 1) 
7) Sapphire's Safe Spot (take 1) 
8) Yesterdays (Jerome Kern, arr. James Chance) 
9) Odd Man Out (James Chance) 
10) Don't Smoke In Bed (Willard Robinson, arr. James Chance) 
11) Strictly Confidential (Bud Powell)
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