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"Jazz is an idiom not to be limited to a mere song and chorus." - Gershwin
In this, the second of two programmes, Geoffrey Smith examines how jazz musicians such as Duke Ellington, Keith Jarrett and Donald Lambert have been inspired by classical music.

1 hour, 58 minutes

Music Played

  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    Nutcracker Suite - Overture

    Composer: Billy Strayhorn. Ensemble: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra.
    • COLUMBIA : col-472356 2.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • 1.
  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody In Blue

    Performer: George Gershwin. Ensemble: Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra.
    • PAST PERFECT : PPCD-78106.
    • PAST PERFECT.
    • 3.
  • George Gershwin

    Piano concerto In F major

    Performer: Roy Bargy. Ensemble: Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra.
    • PAST PERFECT : PPCD-78106.
    • PAST PERFECT.
    • 6.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Humoresque

    Performer: Art Tatum. Music Arranger: Art Tatum.
    • Past Perfect : PPCD 78107.
    • Past Perfect.
    • 7.
  • Richard Wagner

    Pilgrim's Chorus

    Performer: Donald Lambert. Performer: Donald Lambert. Music Arranger: Donald Lambert.
    • The Great Jazz Pianists.
    • Past Perfect.
    • 1.
  • Duke Ellington

    The Clothed Woman

    Performer: Duke Ellington.
    • ProperBox : 25.
    • ProperBox.
    • 22.
  • Duke Ellington

    Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue

    Performer: Duke Ellington.
    • Topaz : 1020.
    • Topaz.
    • 16.
  • Coleman Hawkins

    Picasso

    Performer: Coleman Hawkins. Performer: Coleman Hawkins.
    • Ken Burns Jazz: Coleman Hawkins.
    • Verve.
    • 13.
  • J. J. Johnson

    Sonnet For Brass

    Performer: JJ Johnson. Ensemble: The Modern Jazz Quartet.
    • Columbia : 485103 2.
    • Columbia.
    • 2.
  • George Gershwin

    Bess, Oh Where's My Bess

    Performer: Gil Evans. Performer: Miles Davis. Orchestra: The Gil Evans Orchestra.
    • Avid : AMSC 1081.
    • Avid.
    • 2.
  • Eddie Sauter

    I'm Late, I'm Late

    Performer: Roy Haynes. Performer: Stan Getz. Performer: John Neves. Performer: Roy Haynes. Singer: John Neves. Ensemble: Beaux Arts Quartet. Conductor: Hershy Kay.
    • Focus.
    • Verve.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Swing Interpretation Of The 1st Movement Of The Concerto In D Minor by J.S.Bach

    Performer: Stéphane Grappelli. Performer: Eddie South. Performer: Django Reinhardt. Performer: Reinhardt, Django Stephane Grappelli & Eddie South.
    • CD : AFS 1003-5.
    • CD.
    • 18.
  • John Lewis

    Little David's Fugue

    Performer: John Lewis.
    • Avid : AMSC 976.
    • Avid.
    • 11.
  • Lennie Tristano

    C Minor Complex

    Performer: Lennie Tristano. Performer: Lennie Tristano.
    • The new Tristano.
    • Atlantic.
    • 2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Aria

    Performer: Uri Caine Ensemble. Performer: Uri Caine Ensemble.
    • The Goldberg Variations.
    • Winter & Winter.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    The Contrapunto Variation

    Performer: Uri Caine Ensemble. Music Arranger: Uri Caine. Ensemble: Uri Caine Ensemble.
    • The Goldberg Variations.
    • Winter & Winter.
    • 36.
  • Keith Jarrett

    Heartland

    Performer: Keith Jarrett. Performer: Keith Jarrett.
    • :rarum - Keith Jarrett Selected Recordings.
    • ECM.
    • 4.
  • Cristóbal de Morales

    Parce Mihi Domine

    Performer: Jan Garbarek. Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble. Choir: The Hilliard Ensemble.
    • Officium.
    • ECM Records.
    • 1.
  • Duke Ellington

    A Tone Parallel To Harlem

    Ensemble: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra.
    • Columbia : 512917 2.
    • Columbia.
    • 4.
  • Sally Beamish

    Haunted House

    Ensemble: The Schubert Ensemble.
    • NMC.

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