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A common adage is that Jazz is America's Classical music. While there is no doubt that to excel at Jazz one must have mastered the basics of one's instrument along with European Classical music theory; but there are just two of several prerequisites. To some, there is a need to define the point at which a given performance becomes falls squarely into one camp or the other. While an academic discussion can often prove fruitful or least entertaining, the reality is that the musical craft is not always easily pigeonholed. Duke Ellington probably summed it up best with his refrain that there are only two kinds of music: good and bad. In this hour we will explore the grey area of where European history and the American experience meld inextricably into artist achievement that defies many a preconceived notion of musical categorization.
& Claude Bolling
|Vagabonde||Suite No. 2 for Flute & Jazz Piano Trio|
|Chick Corea||Mozart: Piano Sonta In F, KV332
(2nd Part - Adagio)
|Chick Corea||Someone To Watch Over Me||Plays|
|Jacques Loussier||Prelude No. 1 in C Major||Play Bach No. 1|
& George Russell
|All Set||Modern Jazz Concert|
|Ramsey Lewis||Brahms: Poco Allegretto From
Symphony #3 in F Major
|Dave Brubeck||I See, Satie||Blue Rondo|
|Peter Sarik||8 Lieder, Op. 52: No. 7, Marmotte||x Beethoven|
|Wayne Shorter||Sibelius: Valse Triste||The Soothsayer|