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Grace and Beauty

Label: Delmark Records
Released: 2001
Track listing: St. Louis Tickle/ Contentment- A Rag/ Dusty Rag/ Reindeer Rag/ Sensation- A Rag/ Original Rags/ Tr

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New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra: Grace and Beauty

Read "Grace and Beauty" reviewed by Derek Taylor


Ragtime’s place as a precursor to Jazz is well documented in the history books. The style’s rhythmic syncopations still retain a tenacious influence on creative improvised music. But listening to the music’s often stiff and structured patterns reveals the distance Jazz has come in terms of thematic variation since its beginnings. The gap between the music’s ...

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New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra: Grace And Beauty

Read "Grace And Beauty" reviewed by Mike Neely


In 1967, Swedish pianist, Lars Edegran, discovered a cache of early 20th century orchestrated ragtime music on a visit to New Orleans. John Robichaux was the arranger of this mysterious sheet music. Luckily for us, Lars Edegran knew a good thing when he saw it, resulting in the formation of the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra. Shortly, ...


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