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MP3 Dave Lisik Quintet - Bono In The Temple

A contemporary jazz group based in Memphis. A collection of unique and dynamic personalities as well as some of Memphis’ best jazz musicians, the group performs primarily original compositions with a focus on creative, interactive improvisation.

9 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Modern Creative Jazz, JAZZ: Traditional Jazz Combo


TOM LINK (saxophones) Tom Link has degrees from Northern Illinois University and the University of Memphis and is a fixture on the Memphis music scene, in demand as a saxophonist in small and large jazz groups, R&B bands and Broadway musicals. An instructor at the Stax Academy in Memphis, Tom is also music director at St. Benedict at Auburndale where his students were recently awarded the Best Blues/R&B Group in the 2007 Downbeat Student Music Awards.

AMY REMPEL (piano) Amy Rempel is a graduate student and jazz teaching assistant at Indiana University, Bloomington. Winner of a Downbeat Magazine Student Music Award, the Indiana University Jacobs Scholarship, two Manitoba Women of Note jazz soloist competitions, and the Jimmy King Memorial and Asper jazz scholarships, Amy has been invited to the Ravinia Festival Jazz Program in Chicago. Amy has performed with the national tours of several Broadway musicals including Little Shop of Horrors and The King and I and completed her degree in Jazz Piano Performance at the University of Memphis. https://www.tradebit.com

SAM SHOUP (bass) A two time winner of NARAS''s premier bassist award, Sam Shoup was born and raised in Memphis. He has also received the Best Bassist Award at the Montreux Jazz Festival''s Band Competition. Sam completed a degree in Composition at the University of Memphis and spent ten years working for Media General Broadcast Services, where he received several awards for his work. He was a founding member of the band "Dog Police," which won MTV''s Basement Tapes Competition. Sam also specializes in Orchestral and Big Band arranging and is currently arranger for world renowned soprano Kallen Esperian. https://www.tradebit.com

JAMES SEXTON (drums) One of the busiest drummers in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, James Sexton has performed with prominant musicians such as Donald Brown, James Williams, Kirk Whalum and Allen Toussant. James attended the University of Memphis and was a member of the UM jazz Orchestra for five years. James is also an instructor at the world famous Memphis Drum Shop. His current performance groups include Ole Soul, The New Memphis Underground, The Strictly Jazz Quartet, and The New Orleans Jazz Ramblers and James is also the drummer for Peace Baptist Church.

DAVE LISIK (trumpet) Composer and trumpeter, Dave Lisik is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis. Dave completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Composition with a Jazz Emphasis at the University of Memphis and Master of Music degree in Jazz Pedagogy at the University of Northern Iowa. Dave has written over 175 works for jazz orchestra, small jazz groups, wind ensemble, orchestra, electro-acoustic combinations, various chamber groups, and instrumental and vocal soloists. His music has been performed and/or recorded by Marvin Stamm, Luis Bonilla, Bill Mays, Carl Allen, Kirk Whalum, Paul Hanson, Rick Culver, Gary Valente, Max Seigel, the Ron Paley Big Band, the Memphis Jazz Orchestra, University of Memphis Faculty Jazz Quintet, David Spencer, Winnipeg Brass Quintet, UNI Faculty Brass Quintet, University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band One and the University of Memphis Jazz Orchestra. https://www.tradebit.com


The opening track, Q SCHOOL is a reference to the grueling qualifying tournament that many PGA Tour professionals try to complete at the end of the season in order to keep their jobs for another year.

A popular spot to visit in beautiful Kenora, Ontario, NORMAN PARK was written for a friend and colleague, Mel King, former horn player with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, who worked and vacations there.

AU CHIEN QUI FUME is a great restaurant in Paris, a poster from which hangs in another popular eatery in Winnipeg, Canada. This tune is a simple cycle which tries to disguise the fact that it presents a melody in two different keys.

DINNER AT PHIL’S is named for a mysterious establishment in Banff National Park that may or may not be owned by Phil Collins while TORONTO TRANSIT COMMISSION (TTC), is a tribute to the daily struggle of musician commuters on TO subway trains.

Since hearing the elegant Michael Brecker solo on an unnamed pop singer’s version of this tune, GEORGIA ON MY MIND has been one of my favorite standards. This reharmonization involves keeping the melody in F and assigning new qualities to the chord roots transposed to E-flat.

TABLE 51 was named for my friend and former graduate school classmate, saxophonist Eric Allen, and our almost daily pilgrimage to a local restaurant in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

The title DR. PEPPER BELT BUCKLE is from a routine performed by the late Mitch Hedberg, brilliantly original and one of my favorite comedians.

BONO IN THE TEMPLE In 2004, U2’s Bono was presented the Freedom Award, for his humanitarian efforts, by the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. During the ceremony, held in a Memphis megachurch, Bono joked about his fear of divine retaliation for being a rock star in a building called the Temple of Deliverance.

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