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Large Jazz Ensembles: Gerald Wilson, Sun Ra and Others


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From June of this year, this is a show that features a varied selection of large jazz ensembles that delve into traditional and contemporary styles and sometimes even travel to the outer reaches of this music. Bandleaders and arrangers heard on the program include Gerald Wilson, Christine Jensen, Sun Ra, Bob Crosby, and Maria Schneider. There is also a mini-tribute to the then-recently deceased Astrud Gilberto.


  • Henry Threadgill Sextett "I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00
  • DIVA Jazz Orchestra "Middleground" from 25th Anniversary Project (Artist Share) 1:08
  • Tony Kadleck Big Band "Recorda-Me" from Sides (Alternate Side) 7:47
  • Host Speaks 15:10
  • William Parker and the Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra "Interlude #7 (Huey's Blues)" from Mayor of Punkville (AUM Fidelity) 16:31
  • Sun Ra "That's How I Feel" from Lanquidity (Strut) 21:41
  • Host Speaks 29:35
  • Jim Norton Jazz Collective "Bill's Hit Tune" from Time Remembered: Compositions of Bill Evans (Origin) 32:04
  • Astrud Gilberto "A Felicidade" from Astrud Gilberto's Finest Hour (Verve) 34:59
  • Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra "Seafever" from Treelines (Justin Time) 37:44
  • Host Speaks 44:44
  • Duke Ellington "Black and Tan Fantasy" from The Okeh Ellington (Columbia) 46:05
  • Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra "Davenport Blues" from The Gennett Suite (Patois) 49:12
  • Bob Crosby "Little Rock Getaway" from South Rampart Street Parade (Decca) 57:30
  • Host Speaks 1:00:00
  • Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe "Fire" from Kobe Yee!! (Crab Apple) 1:01:40
  • Stan Kenton "Incident In Jazz" from City Of Glass (Capitol) 1:11:12
  • Host Speaks 1:14:50
  • The Dedication Orchestra "B My Dear" from Spirits Rejoice (Ogun) 1:16:10
  • Gerald Wilson Orchestra "Romance" from Theme For Monterey (MAMA) 1:23:53
  • Host Speaks 1:30:20
  • Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra "Your Beauty is a Song of Love" from Carnegie Hall Concert (Columbia) 1:32:34
  • Lalo Schifrin "Pavane" from Jazz Meets The Symphony 6 (Aleph) 1:39:13
  • Host Speaks 1:44:12
  • Maria Schneider "Look Up" from Data Lords (Artist Share) 1:45:07
  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago "Odwalla / The Theme" from Selected Recordings (ECM) 1:54:07



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