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Bernstein Reimagined

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Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra

Label: MCG Jazz
Released: 2021
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Track Listing

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").

Personnel

Charlie Young

saxophone, alto

Tom Williams

trumpet

Tom Eby

trumpet

Steve Williams
Steve Williams

saxophone, alto

Bill Mulligan
Bill Mulligan

saxophone, alto

Scott Silbert

saxophone, tenor

Luis Hernandez
Luis Hernandez

saxophone, tenor

Leigh Pilzer
Leigh Pilzer

saxophone, baritone

Jennifer Krupa

trombone

Matt Neff

trombone

Bill Holmes

trombone

Jeff Cortazzo

trombone

Marty Ashby
Marty Ashby

guitar

Additional Personnel / Information

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.

Album Description

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 suctions Bill Evans, Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson, Wes Montgomery, Wayne Shorter and countless others.


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