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The New Sounds

Donald Macleod and Guy Barker examine the more recent directions taken in big band jazz, from those rooted in the history of the form to contemporary contributions to the art form.

In the last of this week's programmes Donald Macleod and Guy Barker examine the more recent directions taken in big band jazz, from those rooted in the history of the form (Thad Jones played in Count Basie's orchestra) to contemporary contributions to the art form, and Guy picks out the arranger's arranger: Gil Evans.

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Fri 21 Nov 2014 18:30

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  • Nathaniel Adderley

    Cyclops

    Orchestra: Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley and his orchestra. Conductor: Oliver Nelson.
    • Capitol: T2203.
    • Capitol.
    • 2.
  • Oliver Nelson

    Black, Brown And Beautiful

    Performer: Oliver Nelson.
    • Bluebird: ND 86993.
    • Bluebird.
    • 7.
  • Mel Jones

    Fingers

    Orchestra: Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra.
    • Blue Note: BST 84346.
    • Blue Note.
    • 2.
  • Kenny Wheeler

    The Cave of Montesinos

    Orchestra: John Dankworth and His Orchestra. Performer: Johnny Dankworth & His Orchestra. Composer: John Dankworth.
    • Fontana: STL 5494.
    • Fontana.
    • 1.
  • Bob Brookmeyer

    Get Well Soon - Tah-Dum!

    Performer: Bob Brookmeyer.
  • Maria Schneider

    Sky Blue

    Performer: Maria Schneider Orchestra.
    • Sky Blue.
    • artistShare.
    • 5.
  • George Gershwin

    Bess You Is My Woman Now

    Performer: Gil Evans. Orchestra: Miles Davis and His Orchestra. Performer: Miles Davis.
    • Columbia: CK65141.
    • Columbia.
    • 2.

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