America the Beautiful

America the Beautiful

by Gary McFarland
     
 

One of Gary McFarland's major works, this orchestral jazz suite (originally on Skye and reissued on CD by the audiophile DCC Jazz label) utilizes a big band and some strings along with the influence of rock, classical, and jazz. The six-movement piece is ultimately a bit downbeat about the future of the United States as seen from 1968.…  See more details below

Overview

One of Gary McFarland's major works, this orchestral jazz suite (originally on Skye and reissued on CD by the audiophile DCC Jazz label) utilizes a big band and some strings along with the influence of rock, classical, and jazz. The six-movement piece is ultimately a bit downbeat about the future of the United States as seen from 1968. The emphasis is on the ensembles rather than any individual voices, and the overall results are certainly listenable but less memorable than one might hope considering the potential scope of the work.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/1991
Label:
Dcc Compact Classics
UPC:
0010963601527
catalogNumber:
615

Tracks

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gary McFarland   Primary Artist,Conductor
Warren Bernhardt   Piano
Hubert Laws   Reeds,Multiple Reeds
Jerome Richardson   Reeds,Multiple Reeds
Marvin Stamm   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Chuck Rainey   Bass
Ernie Royal   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Brown   Viola
David Nadien   Violin
Ray Alonge   French Horn
Danny Bank   Reeds,Multiple Reeds
Raymond Beckenstein   Reeds
Ray Beckinstein   Multiple Reeds
Randy Brecker   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Alfred Brown   Viola
Garnett Brown   Trombone
James Buffington   French Horn
Wally Caine   Reeds,Multiple Reeds
Earl Chapin   French Horn
Joe Farrell   Reeds,Multiple Reeds
Eric Gale   Guitar
Bernie Glow   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Gerald Jemmott   Bass
Bill Lavorgna   Drums
Gene Orloff   Violin
Romeo Penque   Reeds,Multiple Reeds
Harvey Phillips   Tuba
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie   Drums
George Ricci   Cello
Aaron Rosand   Violin
Harvey Shapiro   Cello
Snooky Young   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Richard Gene Williams   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Warren Smith   Percussion
Harvey E. Phillips   Tuba

Technical Credits

Gary McFarland   Composer
Dave Sanders   Engineer
Norman Schwartz   Producer,Liner Notes
David Stahlberg   Graphic Design
Mort Rosenfeld   Art Direction,Cover Design
Steve Hoffman   Engineer
Evelyn J. Kelbish   Graphic Design

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >