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Lalo Schifrin - Jazz Meets the Symphony (4CD Box Set) (1999)

24-02-2016, 15:47
Jazz | Classical Music | Oldies | FLAC / APE

Title: Jazz Meets the Symphony (4CD Box Set)
Year Of Release: 1999
Label: Aleph Records
Genre: Jazz, Classical
Quality: 320 kbps | FLAC
Total Time: 04:11:51
Total Size: 927 mb | 1.79 gb


CD 1: Jazz Meets The Symphony

01 Battle Hymn Of The Republic
02 Echoes Of Duke Ellington
03 Bach To The Blues
04 Brush Strokes
05 I Can't Get Started
06 Brazilian Impressions
07 Blues In The Bassment
08 The Fox
09 As Time Goes By
10 Dizzy Gillespie Fireworks

CD 2: More Jazz Meets The Symphony

01 Sketches Of Miles: All Blues / So What / Miles / Aranjuez / Green Dolphin Street / Oleo / Four / Move
02 Down Here On The Ground
03 Chano
04 Begin The Beguine
05 Django
06 Old Friends
07 Madrigal
08 Portrait Of Louis Armstrong: Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen / When It's Sleepytime Down South...

CD 3: Firebird

01 Birdland
02 Vignettes Of Fats Waller: Willow Tree / The Jitterbug Waltz / Lounging At The Waldorf / I've Got A...
03 Around The Day In Eighty Worlds
04 Mission: Impossible / Take Five
05 Eine Kleine Jazz Musik
06 An American In Paris / Parisian Thoroughfare
07 It's You Or No One
08 El Dorado
09 Charlie Parker: The Firebird: Firebird Suite / Parker's Mood / Fallen Feathers / Firebird Suite...

CD 4: Metamorphosis

01 La Nevada
02 Sanctuary
03 Tosca Variations
04 Miraculous Monk: Evidence / Epistrophy / Four In One / Criss Cross / Straight, No Chaser / Well...
05 Invisible City
06 Rhapsody For Bix: Davenport Blues / Royal Garden Blues / Singing The Blues / In A Mist...

Here's yet another composer-performer who abhors the idea of building walls and fences between musical cultures. He's been carrying on parallel activities in the jazz and classical worlds ever since he was a youth in his native Argentina. Schifrin has composed a series of suites putting such jazz greats as Ray Brown and Grady Tate together with the London Philharmonic in a mix of originals, arrangements of standards, and several 13-14 minute tributes to the giants of jazz.

For example, in the original Jazz Meets the Symphony, on CD No. 1, we get Echoes of Duke Ellington and Dizzy Gillespie Fireworks as the latter forms. Schifrin also arranges a few Bonfa and Jobim classics into a Brazilian Impressions medley, and gives some Bach themes a ride in his Bach to the Blues. On the More Jazz Meets the Symphony live concert the tributes are Sketches of Miles and Portrait of Louis Armstrong. Schifrin's version of John Lewis' Django is one of the most engaging I've heard, and I think I have most of them. The Firebird session mixes multiple Charlie Parker themes with Stravinsky for the closing tribute, but also includes a Vignette of Fats Waller, a medley of Schifrin's theme for Mission Impossible together with Desmond's Take Five, and a delightful An American in Paris main theme.

The fourth and last Jazz Meets the Symphony opens with a Gil Evans tune, includes variations on themes from Puccini's Tosca, and has two musical tribute suites: Miraculous Monk and Rhapsody for Bix. The last, bonus, CD consists of a radio interview plus some of the players just sitting around shooting the breeze. They include Ray Brown, Paquito D'Rivera, Jon Faddis, James Morrison and Schifrin himself. Some great stories ensue and the comraderie of the participants is strongly evident. This is a well-done and fascinating boxed set that should interest any listener who is open minded about crossing the boundaries of classical and jazz.

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tiger   User offline   25 February 2016 17:52

Thanks a lot.

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