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October 9, 1970
THE DAILY TAR HEEL
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Jazz Band rehearsal Wednesday night.
Jazz Lives Again At UNC
by Bryan dimming
Jazz is alive at UNC. Not only that,
but it's offered for credit. Twenty-one
students, a minority of whom are music
majors, study jazz improvisation in a
unique class which started last year.
"A person who communicates his
feelings through a musical instrument is a
skilled artist," says the Jazz Band director
John Harding, and he should know.
Harding, a faculty member of the UNC
music department, has played trumpet
for such jazz groups as Si Zentner and Les
"The big bands still making money are
those like Woody Herman and Buddy
Rich who adjusted to that rock beat,"
observes Harding. "They avoid the
generation gap, erasing the old concept of
the big band. The sound is changing, and
it should continue to."
Come for a fall Bargain Browse.
Displays are supplemented daily, so
come visiting often.
The performance schedule of the UNC
Jazz Band was sparse last year; a concert
in December, on at the Contemporary
Music Festival in March, and some week
night appearances at the Frog and
Nightgown in Raleigh. This year, the
musicians will be busier, with several jobs
and dances lined up for the fall.
The musicians in the Jazz Band
represent a heterogeneous pool of
experience. Several of them are members
of the UNC Synphony Orchestra and the
Marching Tar Heels. Others have been
active in rock and soul groups, Dixieland
jazz, progressive and experimental groups
and even country-western.
Members returning from last year are
Steve Neighbors, Steve Squires, and
Arthur Fritz in the trumpet section; Dan
Burdette Torrance Banks, and Rick Reed
in the trombones; and Bryan Cumming,
Robin Henning, Wade Lineburger, and
Allan Ett on saxes.
Other veterans include Dave Mills on
baritone horn, drummer Bill Parsely, and
bassist Don Dixon.
New to this year's Jazz Band are David
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Almond, piano; Jim Bedrick, guitar;
Adrian Scott, bass; Hank Stallings,
assistant drummer; Weldon Kollock,
trombone; Barry Cohen, alto sax. New to
the trumpets are Vill Carmichael, David
Garret, and soloistcoach John Snyder. In
addition to this formidable array of brass,
Harding ocassionally adds his own high
"Harding brings an interest in modern
music that the department needs,"
comments drummer Bill Parsely. As an
indication of the Music Department's new
interest in jazz, a course in 'The
Evolution of Jazz" was started last year.
The music library has recently added
several jazz recordings to its lists.
One main goal of the Jazz Band is to
.train student musicians in improvisation,'
or spontaneous play. This part of jazz
must ultimately come from the artist, so
"teaching" it is next to impossible.
Harding has a special talent for putting
the elusive qualities of jazz into concrete
technical terms. In his improvisation
class, he explains how solos can weave
around the melody of a tune, without
telling students exactly how to interpret.
He prepares them to improvise on their
own in this way.
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Drop by today and see this fantastic selection, and all at reason
Chapel Hill's Leading Clothier"
SUNFLOWER"-Sophia Loren in a soap
opera that got practically unanimously
unfavorable reviews from the critics.
"TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME,
JUNIE MOON"-BeautifuL Despite cnael
and overly bizarre scenes, it has been a
long, long time since there was a movie
with such feeling, such tenderness, such
compassion for the human race.
Exceptional performances, especially
from Liza Minelii and Ken Howard.
"THEY CALL ME MISTER TIBBS"-An
average-to-good police drama. It takes a
while getting started and Martin Landau
gives a terrible performance, but there are
some nice action scenes. Above all, the
picture is dominated by Sidney Poitier in
a superbly crafted performance that is
purely one of his best. "TROPIC OF
CANCER' An adaption of Henry
Miller's book that got favorable reviews
from the critics. "WATERMELON
MAN" A black Businessman turns white.
Some critics found it funny, but, most
found it pretty sloppy. "BEYOND THE
VALLEY OF THE DOLLS"-Beyond
belief and beneath contempt. "BUTCH
CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE
KID"-Do you really need a review of
this movie? And do we really need a fifth
re-run of it in Chapel Hill? "HELLO,
DOLLY" Barbra Streisand is miscast,
the choreography often is poor and under
rehearsed, the supporting players overact
outrageously, and what is basically just a
piece of fluff has been given a gargantuan
overproduction. It's still a fairly pleasant
way to waste your time, but it's much
inferior to the stage version. If you want
to see it. see it now. in Greensboro, while
it's playing in 70mm. "HORNET'S
NEST"-Rock Hudson in a movie that
looks like a junior version of the Dirty
Dozen. "IF-If you want this reviewer's
opinion, this is the best picture of 1969.
It's a study of a British boy's school with
much lying beneath the surface, rather
like in a play by Pinter. Well acted and
outstandingly directed, it is fascinating on
several levels. A great and very mature
film which will reward many viewings.
"MYRA BRECKINRIDGE"-This movie
gives many hints that it could have been
something, but is nothing, mostly because
nearly everyone connected with the
production turns in a thoroughly inept
job. Next to Mae West, Raquel Welch
turns in the best job, which certainly says
something about the others. There is a
r3pe scene which is the most tasteless
sequence ever put on film. Ugh. "OH,
WHAT A LOVELY WAR"- A real
disappointment. The well-choreographed
musical numbers are merely entertaining
when they should be savage, the satire is
infantile when it should be brilliant, and
the central metaphor of war as a seaside
carnival becomes very tiresome. It would
take a great director to make something
of it, and Richard Attenborough in his
first film can't. His scenes are well-staged,
but drag on and on, and he has trouble
integrating all the elements, especially the
musical numbers. Some quiet scenes
come off, and there are some bright
spots, but it's not enough. 'THE
SICILIAN CLAN"-The script for this
movie includes many interesting and
ingenious crime schemes, but everything:
is so iruld!y directed that the whole
picture seems awfully tame for a thriller.
Moreover it suffers from the usual
problem of French thrillers; it goes on
and on and scatters itself in too many
directions. This version is dubbed. "THE
JUNGLE BOOK -The last cartoon
feature that Walt Disney supervised is not
one of his best. It's fairly pleasant, but
the humanizing of the animals has been
stretched to silliness, and the songs are
generally nothing much. The whole thing
echoes to much better Disney features.
"THE LOVE BUG-If you can ignore
the sappy romance and the terrible
serious lines don't make you cringe, you
will probably find this one of the most
delightful surprise packages of the year.
Admittedly brainless, much of the movie
is hysterically funny. It's just the thing
for those tired of overserious and
overblown drama. "MEDIUM
COOL" The camera work is outstanding,
and the semi-documentary style is
interesting, but that's it. Cameraman
Wexler treats his characters coldly and
cynically. In this light, his movie is
nothing more than a cruel presentation
and manipulation of symbols and
situations with a built-in moan, and
slobber appeal to liberals. Those whose
hearts bleed mindlessly will probably love
the film without realizing they are being
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There is something new in Chapel Hill
that will become part of your tradition
al football weekend. RJ s offers a Super
Smorgasbord in the Big Room and a
Special Events Menu in the Volkskelier
and the After Five Room
September 1 2. 1 9 October 1 0.3 1 November 7.2 1
SPECIAL EVENTS MENU
Served from 5 00 p m to 11 00 p m
RJsSPECIALRIBEYESTEAK 5 90
NEWYORK STRIP 8 75
PRIME RIBS OF BEEF 6 25
TOP SIRLOIN FOR TWO 1 2 00
STUFFED SHRIMP 5 25
LOBSTER TAIL 6 50
ONE-HALF LONG ISLAND DUCK 7 00
SUPER SMORGASBORD 6.00 per personNOW 4.50
Two sittings: 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
By reservations only
Assorted gourmet salads
PicKied and creamed hernng
Assorted cheese trays
Roast steamship round of beef
Fried coastal shrimp
BaHed sugar cured ham
Green beans aimondme
Broccoli with hoiiandaise
A lavish dessert table will mciuue
Homemade pound cae
Strawberries with fresh h:coed cream
Complete selection of wines, beer, and set-ups
RJ s is located m Eastgate Shopping Center m Chapel H.il Ample paring is available
For an extraordinary evening at RJ s call 967-2234
John Harding and the Refraction appearing in the Big Room
Decature Jones appearing in the Volkskeilar
The Greenstone will be in the After Five Room