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Classical Themes In Jazz-Part 1

Oct 5, 2013

Jazz Unlimited  for October 6 will be “Classical Themes in Jazz.” There are a lot of connections to jazz from classical music.  Most of today’s musicians are as well versed in classical music as in jazz.  Since the beginning, classical themes have crept into the jazz lexicon.  The show will feature themes by Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Bach, Rimsky-Korsakov, Debussy, Dvorak, Ravel, Borodin and Stravinsky, among other composers.  The musicians include the John Kirby Sextet, the Nat “King” Cole Trio, Charlie Ventura, Don Byron, Duke Ellington, the Modern Jazz Quartet, the Ramsey Lewis Trio, the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, Dena DeRose, Tine Brooks, the Woody Herman orchestra, among others.

Check out my images of some of the artists heard on the October 6 show.

This Archive of the October 6 show will be available only until Monday October 14 at 10:00 a.m.

Here is St. Louisan Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy at the Berlin Jazzfest in 1986 playing "Saving All My Love for You."  Lester Bowie (tp), Frank Lacey and Steve Turre (tb) Bob Stewart (tu) and St. Louisan Phillip Wilson (d)