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Jack Cooper: Mists: Charles Ives for Jazz Orchestra

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Charles Edward Ives (1874-1954), one of the first American composers of classical music to earn an international reputation, derived his inspiration from themes he had heard while growing up in Connecticut: hymns, traditional folk songs, marching bands (his father led one), patriotic songs, parlor ballads, Saturday night dances, and especially the melodies of the great Stephen ...

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Jack Cooper: Mists - Charles Ives for Jazz Orchestra

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American composer Charles Ives (1874-1954) was an arts iconoclast in the vein of his contemporary poet Wallace Stevens (1879-1955). Both men were successful business executives who profoundly changed American art as an avocation. Ive's music brimmed with an Americana that sounds slightly sepia-toned today, but that has not prevented it's subjugation as subject for jazz interpretation, ...

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Rafi Malkiel: Water

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Acqua non solo nel titolo ma anche fisicamente a irrorare idee, suoni e strumenti del Rafi Malkiel Ensemble. Perché Rafi Malkiel, trombonista e compositore nato a Gerusalemme, costruisce una suite in dodici parti nella quale cerca di tradurre in musica i vari stati e le diverse declinazioni sonore di questo elemento naturale. Perché inventa uno strumento, l'aguaphonium, formato da ...