The PITÂ 123 E 24th BTW Park & Lex (new location!)
BOB DOROUGHÂ (Miles Davis, Allen Ginsberg, Schoolhouse Rock!) will play his music to inspire improvised scenes. Nothing is planned; itâ€™s all improvised. You will never see this show again!
Featuring an INTRODUCTION by SARA SCHAEFERÂ (“You Had to Be There,” MTV, Fallon)Â who will speak on the subject of Beauty Love AND/OR Truth.
This monthâ€™s IMPROVISERS include:
Matt HigginsÂ (Centralia, Burn Manhattan)
Terry JinnÂ (UCB, The Project)
Bradford JordanÂ (Story Pirates, PIT)
Shannon ManningÂ (Second City, IO, UCB, â€œConanâ€)
Louie PearlmanÂ (Story Pirates, The Spidey Project, Buckshot N Benny)
Mark Sam Rosenthal (“Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire“)
Alexis SaarelaÂ ( Someday the Cake,Â Taco Supreme)
Lauren Sharpe (NeoFuturists NY and Chicago “Too Much Light Makes Baby Go Blind,” “The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill, Vol. 1.” The New Victory Theater, Big Apple Circus Clown Care.)
and special guest improviser GARRY GOODROWÂ (The Committee,Â Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,Â The Connection, Dirty Dancing, National Lampoon’s Lemmings,Â Honey I Blew Up The KidsÂ -writer)
The Committee on Dick Cavett:Â http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCDahC7sdjw
Garry Goodrow and John Belushi sketch:Â http://youtu.be/r-pl-TkXwAE
The Connection trailer:Â http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BsfBomthhc
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MORE ABOUT BOB DOROUGH:
BOB DOROUGH, born in Arkansas and â€œraisedâ€ in Texas, immediately fell in love with music upon joining the Plainview Texas High School Band. He served three years in a Special Services Army Band Unit, gaining much professional experience as arranger, clarinetist, saxophonist, pianist, and entertainer (1943-45).
After earning a Bachelor Of Music degree at the University of North Texas (1949), he made a bee-line for New York City where he took classes at Columbia University and immersed himself in the volatile jazz scene then taking place there -the BeBop revolution.
In 1952 he turned his back on the academic scene to devote himself to jazz performance, specializing in piano/vocals. After years of accompanying, conducting, arranging, and playing, he made his first recording as a leader (1956) for the Bethlehem label….DEVIL MAY CARE, having written the title tune three years earlier. He is known as â€œthe only singer to record with Miles Davisâ€. While this may not be 100% true, he did record two vocals with Davis, in 1962, â€œNothing Like Youâ€ and â€œBlue Xmas,â€ both of which he composed.
Davis also recorded an instrumental version of Bobâ€™s classic song, â€œDevil May Care,â€ that same year.
In 1971 he received a commission to â€œset the multiplication tables to music.â€ This led to a small industry, being the beginning of ABC-TVâ€™s SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK, Saturday morning cartoons that entertained and instructed unsuspecting children during the years 1973-1985. The impact of this media exposure was unpredictably immense. The show came back for another five years in the 90â€™s and is now enjoying its 30th anniversary with a DVD edition of the entire, five-subject series, for which Dorough worked as the Musical Director.
In 1995 he signed a contract with the prestigious jazz label – Blue Note Records – and has done three CDs for them (â€œRight On My Way Home,â€ â€œToo Much Coffee Manâ€œ and â€œWhoâ€˜s On Firstâ€œ).
Now residing in Pennsylvania, he has received honors from that state (the Governorâ€™s Artist of the Year Award) and from his native state (the Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame.)
In 2002 his trio was chosen to represent the State Department and Kennedy Center, as an Ambassador of Jazz and Blues. The one-month tour saw them play some 22 workshops and concerts in thirteen cities in six different countries.
Currently recording on Arbors, Candid and his own label, Bob Dorough continues to perform, often for children too, in Jazz Clubs and Schools, wherever he can.
â†’Â THURS, AUGUST 30 at 8pm with musical guest Ko-Lition K.O. (Check out their new album on iTunes.)
â†’Â THURS, SEPTEMBER 27 at 8pm with musical guestÂ Stephan Said
Check out recent radio program Cat Radio Cafe with Janet Coleman and David Dozer on WBAI.Â Â PART IIÂ mp3 downloadÂ or listen online (starts at 5 minutes in.)