Ed Henderson deals with a dairy ranch, Shenandoah Dairy, in North Central Florida containing approximately 3,700 cows. The ranch has all the earmarks of being a modest, peaceful spot with green fields, tall, lavish trees, and all the way open spaces.Ed happens to have an enthusiasm for the trombone and normally takes an interest in a completely fledged jazz outfit – cultivating is only his profession.
As an individual from a 17-piece jazz band, Ed one day struck up a splendid thought, endeavoring to join his melodic gifts with his dairy work. He welcomed his band to play out a show for his a huge number of cows.The fantastical thought immediately got steam and things were before long gotten under way. When the band individuals concurred, the show readiness took very some time.
The Gateway City Big Band set themselves up in the center of the homestead, a plain territory with apparently unlimited fields of green grass in all directions.For the musically uninformed, a jazz enormous band, at any rate, for the most part comprises of more than ten instrumentalists, including common jazz metal trumpets and trombones, saxophones, and a mood segment, as indicated by Allmusic.
Ed’s band is a remarkable outfit, itself highlighting various trombones, trumpets, saxophones, a low register guitar, console, and drum pack – the exemplary components of any extraordinary jazz huge band.On what seems, by all accounts, to be an excellent Florida day with some overcast spread, the gathering kicks things off with a jazz-tinged version of “Tequila Song” by The Champs – an unmistakable classic.
Seriously, a portion of the cows ran – or jogged – several yards to get a first line spot to the show, in the long run arranging and self-sorting out rather intelligently.The band keeps on chugging and jam along, proceeding with their front of “Tequila Song” while the bovines accumulate around to watch and tune in.It’s hard to blame them – the band can certainly carry a tune.
Conversely, the band had a front row seat to a spectacular assemblage of cattle. The band’s performance evidently served as quite an interesting cow social experiment. The cows receive a free concert, while the band receives a first-hand view of the power of music on other organisms. Every species involved wins.
All in all, the Gateway City Big Band’s performance rocked (or I guess, jazzed). The band and the cows appeared to have a great time.This whole experiment begs the question – what’s a cow’s favorite genre? Some may say Moo-town, but they seem to love jazz, too.