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Manhattan Ragtime Orchestra: Euphonic Sounds

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If you have a desire to really discover some of the main roots of jazz, the Manhattan Ragtime Orchestra is a good place to start. Clarinetist Orange Kellin's ensemble performs the music in authentic ragtime style, giving listeners an idea as to what it must have been like to hear it as it was originally intended. Few, if any, liberties are taken with the repertoire, and the members of this band are extremely familiar with the style. Pianist ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Manhattan Ragtime Orchestra: Euphonic Sounds

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Clear and crisp, the two-step of ragtime brings the eight-piece Manhattan Ragtime Orchestra into our homes for a session of good old-fashioned delights. Theirs is a happy music. Bouncing politely and strutting with a carefree air, the notes appear to jump up and down in lock step on the page. Society bands and formal gatherings from the turn of the last century would welcome this contemporary band's interpretation of their work.

Trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso, trombonist Brad Shigeta and ...


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