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A to Z of Jazz

By James Morrison, The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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AUD $19.99

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    • 1.
    • Orchestra Tune-Up
    • 2.
    • Basin Street Blues
    • 3.
    • ‘Welcome to a journey through jazz...'
    • 4.
    • The Birth Of The Blues
    • 5.
    • ‘Next came swing...'
    • 6.
    • Seven Come Eleven
    • 7.
    • ‘Of course, jazz isn't just played, it's sung...'
    • 8.
    • Stardust
    • 9.
    • ‘Of course these jazz pieces weren't originally written for orchestra...'
    • 10.
    • Honeysuckle Rose
    • 11.
    • ‘From the Swing era, things got bigger: the Big Band arrived...'
    • 12.
    • Don't Get Around Much Anymore
    • 13.
    • ‘One of the most popular songs that Duke Ellington ever wrote...'
    • 14.
    • Mood Indigo
    • 15.
    • ‘No discussion about Big Bands could go by without mentioning the great Count Basie...'
    • 16.
    • Li'l Darlin'
    • 17.
    • ‘One of the great trumpeters was William “Cat” Anderson...'
    • 18.
    • El Gato
    • 19.
    • A Night in Tunisia
    • 20.
    • ‘With the advent of the Second World War and all the men going off to war...'
    • 21.
    • Cherokee
    • 22.
    • ‘Bebop got quite frantic...'
    • 23.
    • All Blues
    • 24.
    • ‘We're going to do another piece that was really made famous by Miles...'
    • 25.
    • 'round Midnight
    • 26.
    • Manteca
    • 27.
    • ‘Meanwhile Sam Getz had gone to Brazil and met Astrid Gilberto...'
    • 28.
    • Desafinado
    • 29.
    • ‘Then of course came the 1970s – things got out of hand...'
    • 30.
    • Chameleon
    • 31.
    • ‘Another contributor to that original Bitches Brew album was Joe Zawinul...'
    • 32.
    • Birdland
    • 33.
    • ‘Duke Ellington was asked once in an interview, “What is Jazz?”'
    • 34.
    • It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got That Swing)

Details

Who better to take you on a guided tour of jazz music than James Morrison, one of the finest jazz players of our generation?

 

Morrison is your host for this panoramic survey across two CDs, with each track introduced by the man himself. He takes you on a journey from Dixieland to Bop, from the Birth of the Blues to Birdland – and from Antonio Carlos Jobim to Joe Zawinul. The album features some of the greatest jazz standards by, among others, Hoagy Carmichael, Fats Waller, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Duke Ellington, as well as lesser-known gems from Spencer Williams, Ray Noble and Dizzy Gillespie.

 

Morrison, in typically virtuosic style, performs on soprano, alto and tenor saxophone, piano, trumpet and trombone. He’s joined by the smooth vocals of Hetty Kate and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra under Benjamin Northey.

 

Recorded live in concert with all the thrill and dynamism that brings, this is a perfect introduction to jazz for the novice and a treat for the connoisseur.

 

 

Now 51, James Morrison’s career thus far has been diverse and perhaps not typical of most jazz musicians. He has recorded numerous best-selling albums to international acclaim; performed concerts at the Royal Albert Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra; at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (on two occasions) and for US Presidents Bush & Clinton at Parliament House in Australia. In 1997, James was recognized for his service to the arts in Australia and awarded a medal of The Order of Australia.

Additional Information

Label ABC Classics
Format CD
Release Date 1st July, 2016
Cat# 5702430
UPC 00602557024302

Tracklisting

    • 1.
    • Orchestra Tune-Up
    • 2.
    • Basin Street Blues
    • 3.
    • ‘Welcome to a journey through jazz...'
    • 4.
    • The Birth Of The Blues
    • 5.
    • ‘Next came swing...'
    • 6.
    • Seven Come Eleven
    • 7.
    • ‘Of course, jazz isn't just played, it's sung...'
    • 8.
    • Stardust
    • 9.
    • ‘Of course these jazz pieces weren't originally written for orchestra...'
    • 10.
    • Honeysuckle Rose
    • 11.
    • ‘From the Swing era, things got bigger: the Big Band arrived...'
    • 12.
    • Don't Get Around Much Anymore
    • 13.
    • ‘One of the most popular songs that Duke Ellington ever wrote...'
    • 14.
    • Mood Indigo
    • 15.
    • ‘No discussion about Big Bands could go by without mentioning the great Count Basie...'
    • 16.
    • Li'l Darlin'
    • 17.
    • ‘One of the great trumpeters was William “Cat” Anderson...'
    • 18.
    • El Gato
    • 19.
    • A Night in Tunisia
    • 20.
    • ‘With the advent of the Second World War and all the men going off to war...'
    • 21.
    • Cherokee
    • 22.
    • ‘Bebop got quite frantic...'
    • 23.
    • All Blues
    • 24.
    • ‘We're going to do another piece that was really made famous by Miles...'
    • 25.
    • 'round Midnight
    • 26.
    • Manteca
    • 27.
    • ‘Meanwhile Sam Getz had gone to Brazil and met Astrid Gilberto...'
    • 28.
    • Desafinado
    • 29.
    • ‘Then of course came the 1970s – things got out of hand...'
    • 30.
    • Chameleon
    • 31.
    • ‘Another contributor to that original Bitches Brew album was Joe Zawinul...'
    • 32.
    • Birdland
    • 33.
    • ‘Duke Ellington was asked once in an interview, “What is Jazz?”'
    • 34.
    • It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got That Swing)

Description

Details

Who better to take you on a guided tour of jazz music than James Morrison, one of the finest jazz players of our generation?

 

Morrison is your host for this panoramic survey across two CDs, with each track introduced by the man himself. He takes you on a journey from Dixieland to Bop, from the Birth of the Blues to Birdland – and from Antonio Carlos Jobim to Joe Zawinul. The album features some of the greatest jazz standards by, among others, Hoagy Carmichael, Fats Waller, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Duke Ellington, as well as lesser-known gems from Spencer Williams, Ray Noble and Dizzy Gillespie.

 

Morrison, in typically virtuosic style, performs on soprano, alto and tenor saxophone, piano, trumpet and trombone. He’s joined by the smooth vocals of Hetty Kate and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra under Benjamin Northey.

 

Recorded live in concert with all the thrill and dynamism that brings, this is a perfect introduction to jazz for the novice and a treat for the connoisseur.

 

 

Now 51, James Morrison’s career thus far has been diverse and perhaps not typical of most jazz musicians. He has recorded numerous best-selling albums to international acclaim; performed concerts at the Royal Albert Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra; at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (on two occasions) and for US Presidents Bush & Clinton at Parliament House in Australia. In 1997, James was recognized for his service to the arts in Australia and awarded a medal of The Order of Australia.

Additional

Additional Information

Label ABC Classics
Format CD
Release Date 1st July, 2016
Cat# 5702430
UPC 00602557024302