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Ravel, Chopin & Debussy for Jazzheads


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In the second part of this week's exploration of jazz inspired by classical music, we focus on projects in tribute to the works of three composers that have influenced scores of jazz musicians, Maurice Ravel, Frédéric Chopin and Claude Debussy.

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  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Frank Woeste, Ryan Keberle "Ostinato (Prelude)" Reverso—Suite Ravel (Phonoart) 0:16
  • Host talks 6:59
  • Rene Marie "Bolero/Suzanne" Live at the Jazz Standard (Maxjazz) 8:14
  • Host talks 17:55
  • Nikolaj Hess "Ravel Reflections" Spacelab & Strings (Sunnyside) 19:10
  • Camille Bertault "Arbre ravéologique" Pas de géant (O'Keh) 31:46
  • Host talks 35:48
  • Jason Moran "Le tombeau de Couperin / States of Art" Soundtrack to Human Motion (Blue Note) 37:25
  • Oscar Peterson "The Lamp Is Low" The Vienna Concert (Philology) 42:44
  • Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jean-Paul Brodbeck "Valse in C—Sharp Minor (Op. 64, No. 2)" The Chopin Project (Heartcore) 50:23
  • Host talks 56:56
  • Kamasi Washington "Clair de Lune" The Epic (Brainfeeder) 59:29

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