Gary Gregg, clarinet and tenor sax; Dave Spiegelthal, alto and bari sax;
Clyde Hunt, trumpet and vocal; John Cocuzzi, vibes, piano, and vocals; Steve Jordan,
acoustic rhythm guitar, Tam Sullivan, piano; Steve Bernstein, bass; Brooks Tegler
The first thing I would like to note, is the fact that most of the music heard
here is small band swing from the 1930's and 1940's - hits from the Benny Goodman Trio, Quartet,
and Sextet, from Artie Shaw and The Gramercy Five, from John Kirby, Fats Waller, Nat King Cole,
Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, Gene Krupa, Louie Jordan and The Tympani Five, as well as a
few charts "cut down" from the very popular bigband version. In fact, most of the tunes were
smash hits in their time...a time when jazz was close to being the popular music of the day.
Our charts were made by transcribing from 78 rpm records.
We also played many originals which were written "in the style of"
the 30's and 40's. However, one thing you will not hear, is anyone playing anyone's solo,
"off the record". Well, now maybe that isn't exactly true, since the late Steve Jordan, acoustic
rhythm guitarist, played at least one night a week with HOT JAZZ for about seven years until his
death (c. 1992). In many cases Steve had played on the original recordings. Also, I always played
Roy Eldridge's solo on, "Let Me Off Uptown".....simply because of my admiration for Roy.
This four hour live concert will remain at this URL for some time - at least until a get around
to putting up the next one.
PLEASE NOTE - Many of the arrangements (sheet music) used on this concert are
available for purchase in PDF format: go to pdf Charts Here is, "Brooks Tegler's HOT JAZZ" - 31 Years ago - Live ...Enjoy!