Duke Ellington - The Smithsonian Jazz Repertory Ensemble, Gunther Schuller - Symphony In Black (And Other Works) download mp3 album
In 1990, Schuller and David Baker founded and conducted the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra in Washington, DC, dedicated to performing and preserving American jazz masterpieces. He also helped put together an all-star orchestra and conducted a 1989 performance of the late jazz bassist Charles Mingus’s epic work Epitaph, which was also released on record. He regularly appeared as a guest conductor with orchestras . Schuller’s major orchestral works include Symphony (1965), Seven Studies of Paul Klee (1959) and An Arc Ascending (1996).
Smithsonian Jazz Repertory Ensemble. 800517&18 Gunther Schuller (ld,arr,cond) Lawrence Feldman (ts,cl) Sal Nistico (ts) Bob Wilber (as,ss) Norris Turney (as) Rick Wald (bs,b-cl) David Berger /Tom Harrell Lew Soloff /Robert Bo Winiker (tp) Art Baron/John Gale (tb) Jimmy Knepper (vtb) Bucky Pizzarelli (g,bj) Mike Abene (p) Major Holly (b) Jeff. Album title : Duke Ellingtons Symphony In Black and other works. 41. Rodger Fox Big Band. Washington/DC/US, Smithsonian Institute, Jazz at the Smithsonian, June 29, 1982 a One finger snap (10:17) Video Kultur (US) AM 1273 b Dolphin dance (9:05) same c Interview (3:00) same d Make me smile (10:20) same e Introduction (2:20) same f The eye of the hurricane (14:43) same Video title : Mel Lewis And The Jazz Orchestra
Gunther Schuller, a composer, conductor, author and teacher who coined the term Third Stream to describe music that drew on the forms and resources of both classical and jazz, and who was its most important composer, died on Sunday in Boston. He was 89. The cause was complications of leukemia, said his personal assistant, Jennique Horrigan. Mr. Schuller, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his orchestral work Of Reminiscences and Reflections in 1994, was partial to the 12-tone methods of the Second Viennese School, but he was not inextricably bound to them
Duke Ellington's Jazz Violin Session is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded in 1963 but not released on the Atlantic label until 1976. The album features members of Ellington's orchestra performing with Stephane Grappelli and Svend Asmussen. Trumpeter Ray Nance, who was also featured in the Ellington Orchestra as a singer and a violinist, plays violin throughout the session alongside Grappelli.
Recognized as a renaissance man of music, Gunther Schuller was a leader in both the classical and jazz traditions, contributing significant musical compositions and writings to expand jazz's horizons. Schuller was born in 1925 in New York City. At age 17, he joined the Cincinnati Symphony as principal horn. In 1975, he started recording and publishing businesses that focused on, among other genres, the compositions of Duke Ellington. He sold the two publishing companies in 2000 to G. Schirmer, In. but still retained the record company GM Recordings. Schuller's jazz writings include Early Jazz: Its Roots and Musical Development (1968), considered one of the seminal books on the history of jazz, and The Swing Era (1989), the second volume of a planned three-volume history of jazz.
Gunther Alexander Schuller (November 22, 1925 – June 21, 2015) was an American composer, conductor, horn player, author, historian and jazz musician. Schuller was born in Queens, New York City, the son of German parents Elsie (Bernartz) and Arthur E. Schuller, a violinist with the New York Philharmonic. He studied at the Saint Thomas Choir School and became an accomplished French horn player and flute player.
GUNTHER SCHULLER: Ellington's Symphony In Black LP Sealed (split in shrink). Duke Ellington Symphony In Black Lp Smithsonian Jazz Ensemble Rare NM Vinyl. The album starts off in an energetic mood with three compositions on a medium-high tempo, dominated by crisp heavy guitars always accompanied by keyboards. However, the focus is constantly put on vocal and backing-vocal melodies even though Mike Pierce's voice sounds relatively aggressive leaning towards more alternative forms. The middle part is somewhat more experimental with more keyboard sections and ressive parts.
A Conversation With Gunther Schuller. The living legend and proponent of the Third Stream continues to make waves. Posted in News on September 29, 2014. Third Stream proponent and living legend Gunther Schuller. Gunther Schuller is full of dynamic energy as he continues to enjoy his career as a composer, conductor, educator and musician . By the time he was 17, he joined the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to play principal horn for two years before auditioning for a spot at the Metropolitan Opera in New York with George Szell. He went on to spend 15 years with them.
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|A1||Old Man Blues||3:10|
Composed By – Irving Mills, Jimmy Mundy, Juan TizolTranscription By, Arranged By – Bill Kirchner
Arranged By – Gunther SchullerTranscription By – Marc Cohen
Composed By, Arranged By – Juan Tizol
|A5||I'm Beginning To See The Light||3:36|
|A6||The Clothed Woman||4:45|
|Symphony In Black|
|B1||I. Introduction And The Laborers||2:50|
|B2||II. A Triangle (a. Dance / b. Jealousy / c. Big City Blues)||7:12|
|B3||III. A Hymn Of Sorrow||1:48|
|B4||IV. Harlem Rhythm||3:51|
- Copyright (c) – Smithsonian Institution
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Smithsonian Institution
- Recorded At – Museum Of Natural History, Washington, D.C.
- Alto Saxophone – Norris Turney
- Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Bob Wilber
- Banjo, Guitar – Bucky Pizzarelli
- Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – Rick Wald
- Bass – Major Holley
- Composed By – Duke Ellington (tracks: A1, A3, A5 to B4)
- Conductor – Gunther Schuller
- Drums – Jeff Brillinger
- Engineer [Remote], Mixed By, Edited By – Bill McElroy
- Liner Notes – Martin Williams
- Piano – Mike Abene*
- Producer – Bill Bennett
- Tenor Saxophone – Sal Nistico
- Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet [Solo] – Lawrence Feldman
- Transcription By, Arranged By – David Berger
- Trombone – Art Baron, Jack Gale
- Trumpet – Bo Winiker, David Berger , Lew Soloff, Tom Harrell
- Valve Trombone – Jimmy Knepper
- Vocals – Beverly Rohlehr