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Big Jazz

Kevin LeGendre is joined by bandleaders Tommy Smith and Guy Barker to discuss arranging for large ensemble and applying orchestral discipline to works that need improvisation.

Jazz Line-Up this week focuses on "Big Jazz". Kevin Le Gendre discusses with bandleaders Tommy Smith and Guy Barker how to score and arrange for large ensembles. Kevin illustrates the composition of Smith and Barker and how they have applied an orchestral discipline to works that include and require improvisation.

Both composers have, and do, release large scale works. Barker for the annual 'Celebration of Song' at the London Jazz Festival, requiring multi-vocalists and concert orchestra with combined Big Band and Smith with his re-arrangement and extension of the Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Boxing Day 2010 23:45

Music Played

  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    The Waltz You Saved For Me

    • Will The Big Bands Ever Come Back?.
    • Rhino.
    • 8122 79834 5.
  • Tom Richards Orchestra

    Liquor Bickering

    • Smoke and Mirrors.
    • Candid.
    • 79850.
  • Guy Barker Jazz Orchestra

    A Guy, Three Chicks and a Big Smoke

    • The Amadeus Suite.
    • Global Mix.
    • GM2CD 02.
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    Main Title/Anatomy of a Murder

    • Anatomy of a Murder – Soundtrack of the Motion Picture.
    • Columbia.
    • CK 65569.
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    Duke Ellington – In conversation

    • Anatomy of a Murder – Soundtrack of the Motion Picture.
    • Columbia.
    • CK 65569.
  • Quincy Jones and His Orchestra

    Charade

    • Quincy Jones Explores the Music of Henry Mancini.
    • Verve.
    • 060251 7995741.
  • Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

    Leviticus

    • Torah.
    • Spartacus.
    • STS 014.
  • The Mike Westbrook Concert Band

    Parade

    • Celebration.
    • Deram.
    • 844 852-2.
  • Loose Tubes

    Yellow Hill

    • Dancing on Frith Street.
    • Lost Marble.
    • LM 005.
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    Don't Get Around Much Anymore

    • Will The Big Bands Ever Come Back?.
    • Rhino.
    • 8122 79834 5.

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