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The Derek Watkins Memorial Concert featured Star Guest Artists Chuck Findley on trumpet, and International vocalist Madeline Bell.
The Concert was held on Sunday March 2nd 2014 (Derek Watkins' birthday) and the performance involved 75 musicians, and a 40 strong crew to make it all happen on the night.
The concert was designed as a 'timeline' through the sparkling career of British trumpet giant Derek Watkins, who sadly left us on the 22nd March 2013.
75 musicians took in this unique concert, including the Spring Gardens Brass Band, Cornet soloist Freddie Ball and James Fountain, trumpet player Tom Gardner, The Super C Big Band led by Pete Beachill and Simon Gardner. The Super C Brass Ensemble, Serpentine Fire, A James Last Orchestra tribute, and musical direction by Eric Crees, Colin Sheen, Steve Sidwell and Dave Arch. The full credit listing of personnel involved is listed below.
A 20-page full colour programme was produced for the concert, and it takes the reader through Derek's timeline, from his first notes with his Grandfather's Brass Band, and follows his sparkling career, playing with some of the biggest names in the music business. This publication is crammed full of photographs from Derek's time with Benny Goodman, the Kenny Clarke / Francy Boland Big Band, Nelson's Column Big Band, Maynard Ferguson's Big Band, and of course The James Last Orchestra.
There are also wonderful images of Derek with his beloved family - even his wedding photographs when he married his wife Wendy.
A real keepsake, and the perfect accompaniment to the Memorial Concert DVD.
Programme £5.00 plus p&p
(limited programme stock available)
The Super C Big Band CD presents a selection from the Memorial Concert, plus a unique addition - as a special bonus courtesy of Pete Beachill, we have included 2 never before released tracks of Derek Watkins featured with The Pete Beachill Big Broadband.
THE DEREK WATKINS MEMORIAL CONCERT MUSICIANS & CREDITS
THE SUPER C BIG BAND
Rob Barron / Dave Hartley
Paul Morgan / Laurence Cottle
Paul Robinson / Matt Skelton
THE SUPER C BRASS GROUP
SUPER C BRASS BAND
THE JAMES LAST TRIBUTE
Musical Director / Piano
Paul Spong : Music Creations Ltd.
Incidental Music Composers
Pete Beachill & Kennedy Aitchison
Recorded at Carry On Sound Glasgow
GUEST MUSICAL DIRECTORS
‘Little Girl Blue’ Arr. Bob Freedman
Derek’s solo transcription : Allen Gustafson.
Dave Haig : Preparing score and parts for PDF
Simon Gardner & Pete Beachill
Lucy Gillions, Jackanory
James Foley, Jackanory
Marketing and Project Management
Graphics & Online Media
Derek Lawton : Rocket Creative Design Limited
Mark Kenyon Television Lighting Design Ltd
Maxaluna Lighting Design
GOBOLAND UK Ltd
AV & Video
Steve Price : Preparing audio with click tracks for screen Video Montage
James Solesbury, JAS Accountancy
Chris Hughes - Christal AV
Stuart Brown for ITF Media
Super C Garments & Workwear
Crew : Derek Watkins Memorial Concert
Logistics & Crew Catering
Derek Claridge for JD Transport
Super C Big Band Music Stands
Lorraine Lewis : BigBandStands.com
1 Miss Blue Bonnet : The Super C Brass Band
featuring Cornet soloist James Fountain. Comp. Frank Simon. Arr. Sandy Smith
2 Back Bay Shuffle : The Super C Big Band
Comp. Artie Shaw & Teddy McRae.
3 Memories of You : The Super C Big Band
featuring Mike Lovatt & Craig Wild. Comp. Eubie Blake.
4 Chops a la Salsa : The Super C Brass Ensemble
Comp. Allan Botschinsky.
5 Nature Boy : The Super C Big Band
featuring Guest Soloist Chuck Findley.
6 Earth Wind & Fire Medley : Serpentine Fire
featuring Tommy Blaize, Derek Green & Gina Foster. Comp. Maurice White.
7 Milestones : The Super C Big Band
Comp. Miles Davis.
8 Skylark : The Super C Big Band
featuring soloist Simon Gardner. Comp. Hoagy Carmichael.
9 Hallelujah I love him so : The Super C Big Band
featuring Guest Vocalist Madeline Bell. Comp. Ray Charles.
10 Little Girl Blue : The Super C Big Band
featuring Guest Soloist Chuck Findley. Comp. Rodgers & Hart Arr. Bob Freedman
11 Un Grao de Areia : The Super C Big Band
Comp. Francy Boland / Gary McFarland.
12 Both Sides Now : The Super C Big Band
featuring Guest Vocalist Madeline Bell. Comp. Joni Mitchell. Arr. Vincent Mendoza
13 For Your Eyes Only : The Super C Big Band
featuring Vocalist Gina Foster. Comp. Bill Conti.
14 Give it One : The Pete Beachill Big Broadband
Bonus track - featuring Derek Watkins. Comp. Maynard Ferguson / Alan Downey
15 Gentle Piece : The Pete Beachill Big Broadband
Bonus track - featuring Derek Watkins Comp. Kenny Wheeler.