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Take Me Downtown, It's a Hot Summer Night

Read "Take Me Downtown, It's a Hot Summer Night" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


The first broadcast of the Summer includes hot new releases from saxophonists Pureum Jin and Stan Getz, flutist Ragan Whiteside, pianist Yoko Miwa, vocalist Lauren Henderson, and the Ed Palermo Big Band, with birthday shout outs to Sammy Cahn, Manny Albam, Jaimie Branch, Cyndi Lauper, Sue Raney and Deborah Weisz, among others. Happy Solstice !

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Article: Album Review

The Metropole Orchestra: Tabloid Suite

Read "Tabloid Suite" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The Netherlands Metropole Orchestra, formed in 1945 by Dolf van der Linden, was inspired by and patterned after bandleader Paul Whiteman's seminal Concert Jazz Orchestra, for which Ferde Grofé served as chief arranger from 1919-33. It was Grofé who orchestrated George Gershwin's groundbreaking “Rhapsody in Blue" in 1924 and his Concerto in F for piano and ...

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The Chesterfield Arrangements / Kodachrome

Label: Basta
Released: 2002
Track listing: Disc 1 -- Powerhouse; Mexican Jumping Bean; The Penguin; Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals; Reckless Night on Board an Ocean Liner; Egyptian Barn Dance; The Toy Trumpet; Tia Juana; Christmas Night in Harlem; Celebration on the Planet Mars; The Happy Farmer; Bumpy Weather Over Newark; War Dance for Wooden Indians; Suicide Cliff; Minuet in Jazz; Siberian Sleighride; Twilight in Turkey; Powerhouse (59:31). Disc 2 -- Hertz Theme; Secret Agent; Birdseed Special (a.k.a. Canary Concerto); Fiddle No Further; Fifinella; Egyptian Summer (a.k.a. Love Dance); Kodachrome; Naked City; Minor Prelude (a.k.a. 2nd Prelude); The Bullfighter and His Piccolo; Dreary Weather on 6th Avenue; Carrier Pigeon; Symphony Under the Stars; Rococo; Two Young Ladies in a Saxophone School; City of New York; Confusion Among a Fleet of Taxicabs Upon Meeting with a Fare (44:45).

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Article: Album Review

The Metropole Orchestra: The Chesterfield Arrangements / Kodachrome

Read "The Chesterfield Arrangements / Kodachrome" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Raymond Scott's is a name I'd never associated with Jazz. After hearing these recent recordings by the Netherlands Metropole Orchestra of Scott's music from the mid-'30s through the late '50s, it still isn't. Lovely music, though, light years ahead of much of what is being unloaded on the public these days. Disc 1, The Chesterfield Arrangements, ...


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