Just the Beginning


Just the Beginning


From the liner notes:

Bethany Nazarene College is a Christ-centered institution located in Bethany, Oklahoma-just west of Oklahoma City It is affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. Bethany Nazarene College is a fully accredited four year liberal arts college offering majors in twenty-six fields. The Jazz Band is part of a comprehensive music department with eight full time and twelve part-time faculty. There are eight vocal and instrumental ensembles whose members represent majors from almost all of the departments on campus. The B.N.C. Jazz Band continues the excellence in performance which has been established by all the performing ensembles since their inception Although the Jazz Band has been in existence for some fifteen years, this album marks 'just the Beginning" of a new era for the group. This fully studio recorded (24 track) LP is the first of five or more albums to be recorded over the next decade.
Phil Moore
Director, BNC Jazz Band

ALTO SAX : Teresa Riggins, Janice Wedel
TENOR SAX : Bonny MacDonald, Larry Barnes
BARI SAX : Brent Stewart
TROMBONE : Greg Carr, Wes Briscoe, Jeff Cunningham, Rick Wycoff, Ross Thanschcidt
TUBA : Don Franklin
TRUMPET : Kevin Gering, Angela Keith, Roger Oliver, Wayne Cooper, Rob Ryan
FRENCH HORN : Brenda Norman (on "T.O")
KEYBOARD : Victor Velez, Tina Rhodes
GUITAR : Larry Henry
BASS : Dave Dedman, John Hamilton (on "What is Hip?")
DRUMS : Shelly Hulin
LATIN PERCUSSION : Enrique Roubert

Side 1
1. T.O. (7:27) - Rob McConnell (CAPAC}
Trombone, Greg Carr Tenor Sax, Bonny MacDonald
2. Georgia (5:28) - arr. Ladd McIntosh (BMI)
Vocal, Tina Rhodes
3. Manteca (4:46) - Dizzy Gillespie, arr. John Berry
Tenor Sax, Larry Barnes Guitar, Larry Henry

Side 2
4. What is Hip? (4:07) arr. Roger Myers
Guitar, Larry Henry Trumpet, Angela Keith, Roger Oliver, Kevin Gering Alto Sax, Teresa Riggins
5. Cookie (3:49) - Paul Kondziela
Trumpet, Roger Oliver, Kevin Gering
6. All The Things You Are (4:07) - Jerome Kern, arr. John Berry
7. Blues Conference (5:05) - Bryan Kidd
Piano, Victor Velez Trombone, Wes Briscoe Trumpet, Kevin Gering

Co-Producers : James Lighting, Inc, Sharley Cooper, Mr. & Mrs. Forrest Cunningham, Mr. & Mrs. Jack Riggs, Don Franklin, Rob Ryan
Engineer : Steve Merkel
Cover Photo: John Ryan
Album Design : Rob Ryan, Nancy Ryan



Original Format

LP Record


“Just the Beginning,” Fred Floyd Archives, Southern Nazarene University, accessed June 19, 2024, https://archives.snu.edu/items/show/113.