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A Night at the Jazz Circus! - Companion Mixtape


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From Charles Gayle's alter ego, Streets the Clown, to the music performed by the Kamikaze Ground Crew for the Flying Karamazov Brothers, from the countless jazz renditions of the iconi themes that Nino Rota wrote for Federico Fellini's movies to the equally countless jazz tunes inspired by circus acts... Jazz and Circus have a long history of cross-pollination.

This mixtape is a fun-filled companion to the two parts of our show "A Night at the Jazz Circus!" [click for Part 1 and Part 2]

Happy listening!


  • Various Artists [Carla Bley] "8 1/2" Amarcord Nino Rota (Hannibal/Corbett vs. Dempsey) 0:00
  • Enrico Rava "La Strada" Electric Five (Soul Note) 11:35
  • Ron Horton "Claude's Petite Bicyclette" Genius Envy (OmniTone) 13:24
  • Matt Wilson "Choose" Honey and Salt (Music Inspired By the Poetry of Carl Sandburg) (Palmetto) 18:12
  • Weather Report "The Juggler" Heavy Weather (Columbia) 21:14
  • Steve Grossman Quintet feat. Harold Land "Circus" I'm Confessin' (Dreyfus) 26:14
  • Toine Thys "Romanian Circus" Orlando (Hypnote) 33:55
  • Max Nagl Quintett "Circus -Wie Wär's?" Strichcode (Rude Noises) 37:47
  • Lars Gullin "Circus" 1953-55 Vol 8 Danny's Dream (Dragon) 42:26
  • Philip Catherine, Bert Joris, Brussels Jazz Orchestra "Pink Circus" Meeting Colours (Dreyfus) 47:46
  • Lars Gullin "Circus" 1953-55 Vol 8 Danny's Dream (Dragon) 54:53
  • Vincent Peirani "Le Clown Sauveur De La Fete Foraine" Living Being II -Night Walker (ACT) 54:53
  • Lester Young "Circus in Rhythm" Timeless: Lester Young (Savoy) 57:30
  • Kamikaze Ground Crew "Funeral Oration" Scenic Route (New World) 1:00:40
  • Frank Perwosky Jazz Orchestra "Big Apple Circus" Afternoon in Gowanus (Self-released) 1:02:58
  • Available Jelly "Achtung Circus" Monuments (Ramboy) 1:07:56
  • Return to Forever "Space Circus" Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy (Verve) 1:13:19
  • Garage a Trois "Circus" Outre Mer (Telarc) 1:18:58
  • Avion Travel "Gelsomina" Nino Rota -L'Amico magico (Sugar) 1:21:01
  • Charles Gayle Trio "Streets" Streets (Northern Spy) 1:28:37

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