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This show on jazz orchestras and big bands begins and ends with Duke Ellington. In between, it includes Michael Gibbs, Count Basie, the Either/Orchestra, Chico O'Farrill, George Russell and several others.


  • Henry Threadgill Sextett "I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00
  • Duke Ellington "Moon Over Cuba" from 1941 (Classics) 01:03
  • Chico O'Farrill "Havana Blues" from Carambola (Milestone) 4:12
  • Antonio Adolfo "Milestones" from Encontros (AAM) 9:39
  • Host Speaks 14:06
  • George Russell "Waltz From Outer Space" from The Complete Albums Collection 1956-1964 (Enlightenment) 15:21
  • Randy Brecker & Mats Holmquist "All My Things" from Together (MAMA) 22:19
  • Host Speaks 30:28
  • Swingadelic "Sweet Honey Bee" from The Other Duke (Zoho) 32:31
  • Either/Orchestra "Nutty/Ode To Billie Joe" from Radium (Accurate) 37:01
  • Host Speaks 44:31
  • John Surman/John Warren "Coastline" from The Brass Project (ECM) 45:35
  • Michael Gibbs "Tanglewood '63" from Michael Gibbs/Tanglewood '63 (Vocalion) 49:05
  • Host Speaks 59:02
  • Count Basie/Joe Williams "All Right, OK, You Win" from Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings (Verve) 1:01:02
  • UCF Flying Horse Big Band "B.M.O.C." from Big Man On Campus (UCF Music) 1:04:03
  • DIVA Jazz Orchestra "Bucket O' Blues" from DIVA and the Boys (MCG Jazz) 1:10:14
  • Host Speaks 1:15:50
  • Charlie Haden/Liberation Music Orchestra "Silent Spring" from Time/Life (Song for the Whales and Other Beings) (Impulse) 1:18:11
  • Host Speaks 1:29:51
  • Emiliano Sampaio "For Astor" from Music for Large Ensembles, Vol. II (Session Works) 1:32:26
  • Orchestre National de Jazz "LIbertango" from Piazzola! (Jazz Village) 1:38:48
  • Host Speaks 1:47:34
  • Joe Henderson "Chelsea Bridge" from Big Band (Verve) 1:48:17
  • Duke Ellington "The Swingers Get The Blues, Too" from Blues in Orbit (Columbia) 1:52:44
  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago "Odwalla/The Theme" from Selected Recordings (ECM) 1:55:46

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