July 22, 2014

Message From Saturn

The Jazz Musical
by Eli Yamin and Clifford Carlson

The Story…

Mary, Lou and William discover evidence that the Milky Way Galaxy is dying. The Zodiac Constellations have disappeared. Given a mission by The Big Bang, the children set off with a group of singing and dancing Asteroids to the Four Elements, (Earth, Water, Air and Fire) to learn about the blues from the Zodiac Constellations. They return to The Night Sky and using their new knowledge play the Blues and save the galaxy. The Blues, it is revealed, has been the healing energy holding the universe together for billions of years.

The Songs…

  • Message From Saturn
    Bluesy 2 feeling into swing a la Armstrong/Sinatra.
  • Music Holds the Key
    Hora/jazz style.
  • You Can Call Me Louise
    2-part jazz/r&b ballad. **Boys and Girls Choral Arrangement Available**
  • Healing Song
    Swinging, bluesy number.

(2001 Louis Armstrong Middle School workshop production of Message From Saturn)

Jazz Times Magazine called Message From Saturn “the hippest move in jazz education, ever!”