Dream With Me by Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra
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Legendary composer Leonard Bernstein once called jazz “the ultimate common denominator of the American musical style.” The music made a profound impact on Bernstein’s work, not only in the more explicit “jazziness” of his work in musical theater, but throughout his “serious” orchestral music as well. Jazz artists in turn felt the influence of Bernstein’s innovations, with interpretations of his work recorded by such icons as Bill Evans, Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson, Wes Montgomery, Wayne Shorter and countless others. With the stunning new album Bernstein Reimagined, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra mines the composer’s vast repertoire for a vibrantly diverse new set of music that delves into pieces rarely if ever performed in a jazz context. Available now via MCG Jazz, this dazzling music was originally commissioned as part of the worldwide celebration of Bernstein’s centennial year in 2018.
Times Square Ballet (from "On the Town"); Dream With Me (from "Peter Pan"); Great Lover (from "On the Town"); Lonely Town (from "On the Town"); Morning Sun (from "Trouble in Tahiti"); Waltz (from "Divertimento for Orchestra"); Meditation #1 (from "Mass"); Chichester Psalms I; Postlude (from "A Quiet Place"); Symphonic Suite (from "On The Waterfront").
Charlie Young: Conductor, Alto Saxophone; Steve Williams: Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet; Bill Mulligan: Alto Saxophone, Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet; Scott Silbert: Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet; Luis Hernandez: Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet; Leigh Pilzer: Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet; Liesl Whitaker: Lead Trumpet, Flugelhorn; Tom Williams: Trumpet, Flugelhorn; Tom Eby: Trumpet, Flugelhorn; Kenny Rittenhouse: Trumpet, Flugelhorn; Jennifer Krupa: Lead Trombone; Matt Neff: Trombone; Bill Holmes: Trombone; Jeff Cortazzo: Bass Trombone; Marty Ashby: Guitar; Tony Nalker: Piano; James King: Bass (tracks 1, 3-5, 7-10); Ian Ashby: Bass (track 2); Michael Bowie: Bass (tracks 6, 8); Ken Kimery: Executive Director, Drums; Victor Provost: Steel Pans (track 6); Jay Ashby: Percussion; Lucas Ashby: Percussion.
- Bernstein Reimagined by Jack Bowers
February 8, 2021
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