5/6/2008 Dig Up The Roots


Not really a unique style, or a genra of music, but some of the pieces that elegantly flow between cracks.

Jazz musicians playing classical and variations of some of the music they deeply love. Igor Stravinsky and Benny Goodman; Hadda Brooks and Chopin; Django Reinhardt playing Grieg, Tchaikovsky and DeBussy. A mechanical transcribed piano roll - actually a Duo-Art recording from 1924 of Gershwin playing Rhapsody in Blue.

We also heard some melodic stuff by the likes of the Stuff Smith Trio and Slam Stewart. Jean Cocteau, joined in with a crazy piece of French surrealist jazz. Vout Alore.

Playlist Tracks: 
Hesperus - ???
Album: For No Good Reason At All; Label:
Darius Milaud - Le carnaval d'Aix: Tartaglia / Souvenir de Rio / Final
Album: Music by Milhaud; Label: Teldec
George Gershwin - Rhapsody In Blue
Album: Gershwin Plays Gershwin; Label: Everest
William Grant Still - Third Movement from Symphony In G Minor
Album: William Grant Still Conducts William Grant Still; Label: Legend
Django Reinhardt - Grieg's Norwegian Dance / Tchaikovsky's Starry Night / Debussy's Reverie
Album: Rome Sessions 1949 - 1950; Label: JSP
Stuff Smith Trio - Perdido
Album: Town Hall Jazz Concert 1945; Label: Commodore
The Don Byas - Slam Stewart Duo - I Got Rhythm
Album: Town Hall Jazz Concert 1945; Label: Commodore
Hadda Brooks - Chopin Nocturne
Album: Women In Jazz: Pianists; Label: Stash
Boyd Raeburn His Orchestra - Boyd Meets Stravinsky
Album: Big Band Jazz: From The Beginnings to the Fifties; Label: Smithsonian / RCA
Igor Stravinsky Benny Goodman - Ebony Concerto - 1. Allegro Moderato
Album: Meeting At The Summit; Label: Columbia
Modern Jazz Quartet with Jimmie Giuffre - A Fugue For Music Inn
Album: Atlantic Jazzlore Sampler; Label: Atlantic
Morton Gould Benny Goodman - Rag / Ride Out
Album: Meeting At The Summit; Label: Columbia
Jean Cocteau - La Toison D'Or
Album: Futurism Dada Reviewed; Label: Sub Rosa
The Brass Ensemble - Pharoh
Album: Music For Brass; Label: Columbia
Harry Fields - Harry Plays Bach #4
Album: Music From Bach To Rock: a salute to the 150th anniversary of gas; Label: Capitol
Aaron Copland Benny Goodman - concerto For Clarinet String Orchestra
Album: Meeting At The Summit; Label: Columbia
Air Date: 
May 6, 2008

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