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2013 Lab CD released, tribute to Denton – ‘Jazz Town USA’

September 12, 2013

Via Steve Wiest on Facebook
UNT Official Press Release2013 Lab CD cover
The six-time Grammy nominated One O’Clock Lab Band releases its latest CD this month, an homage to the university town of Denton where jazz has reigned supreme since the program started in 1946 at University of North Texas.

“Lab 2013 is yet another example of the amazingly high level of talent that our students possess,” said Steve Wiest, director of the One O’Clock Lab Band. “This latest CD pays tribute to our beloved Denton, a town that not only supports our jazz program but continues to provide a welcoming and diverse live music scene. We hope that our fans not only enjoy this CD but have the chance to come and see us perform live in Dallas, Fort Worth and right here in Denton: ‘Jazz Town U.S.A.’”

Songs about uniquely Denton institutions – such as graduate student Aaron Hedenstrom’s tribute to his favorite breakfast eatery, Old West – and experiences – such as jazz professor Richard DeRosa’s 4:30 a.m. wake up calls to the blaring of the A-Train horn – focus the recording on the city that has been home to the jazz program for nearly 70 years.

  • The One O’Clock will have two CD release events in the Metroplex:

8 p.m. Sept. 20 (Friday) at Alexander Clark Center at UT Dallas in Richardson.

8 p.m. Oct. 18 (Friday) at McDavid Studio at Bass Hall in Fort Worth.

One O’Clock fans who can’t make it to the CD release events may purchase the CD online at

Pender’s Music

or the UNT Music Store.

Additional One O’Clock Lab Band concert dates include:

7 p.m. Nov. 7 (Thursday) at First Presbyterian Church, 1000 Penn St., in Fort Worth.

8 p.m. Nov. 26 (Tuesday) at Winspear Hall in the Murchison Performing Arts Center in Denton, with guest saxophonist Walt Weiskopf.

8 p.m. Dec. 7 (Saturday) at Winspear Hall in the Murchison Performing Arts Center in Denton, performing a holiday concert with the Jazz Singers.

8 p.m. Dec. 13 (Friday) at McDavid Studio at Bass Hall in Fort Worth, performing a holiday concert.

More about LAB 2013

Lab 2013 is proudly dedicated to Denton, Texas. Recently voted No. 1 on Business Insider’s “Top Ten Best Small Towns in America,” Denton has long been a hotspot for the arts and especially jazz. The downtown music scene is thriving and offers a wonderful laboratory for the music of UNT jazz students as well as visiting professionals. The people of Denton are big supporters of the arts with many of them working in some field of artistic endeavor as either professionals or amateurs themselves. Denton is a great place to live and a super-fertile environment in which to be making music. With Lab 2013, we salute the hometown of North Texas Jazz and The One O’Clock Lab Band!3

Track Listing:
Take the ‘A’ Train (Billy Strayhorn/ arr. Richard DeRosa) 7:00
Old West (Aaron Hedenstrom) 8:04
Somewhere on the 33rd Parallel (Keith Karns) 7:49
Denton Standard Time (Steve Wiest) 9:40
As Time Goes By (Herman Hupfeld/ arr. Drew Zaremba) 9:30
Will or Would? (Neil Slater) 6:21
The Square (Keith Karns) 9:38
Honeybee (Aaron Hedenstrom) 5:41
Traffic Jam (Jenny Kellogg) 5:44

Total Time: 69:28

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