David Watson's Rebirthing the Cool, Bebop Big band at Christo's - Salem
This band perform some of the charts of Gerry Mulligan, Miles Davis & Gil Evans, and Dave Pell. Most of what they are playing is the West Coast movement in the period which was around the late 40's and early 50's.
This music of Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Shorty Rogers, Shelly Mann and others helped in cooling down, for a munite, the Hot Jazz played all over the country in the late 30's and early 40's.
This was a great time to live in, the music was changing and the players were getting their pens out and putting great ideas down on paper, then forming groups to perfoem their works. The music this band plays is the result of those ideas, plus some ideas of Pete Peterson, Slide Hampton, and David's own.