Grace and Beauty

Grace and Beauty

by The New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra
     
 
Some people claim that ragtime, not Dixieland, was the first form of jazz, but most jazz experts disagree -- and rightly so. If you believe that improvisation is a fundamental part of the genre, you can't call ragtime jazz because it isn't improvisatory. Nonetheless, serious jazz historians should hear authentic ragtime because it influenced early Dixieland (as did

Overview

Some people claim that ragtime, not Dixieland, was the first form of jazz, but most jazz experts disagree -- and rightly so. If you believe that improvisation is a fundamental part of the genre, you can't call ragtime jazz because it isn't improvisatory. Nonetheless, serious jazz historians should hear authentic ragtime because it influenced early Dixieland (as did the blues, marching bands, classical, Latin, and Caribbean music), and Swedish pianist Lars Edegran's New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra (NORO) was among the more authentic ragtime bands of the 1960s and 1970s. This reissue, which contains 18 recordings from 1967-1970, demonstrates that NORO was quite faithful to the spirit of 1900s and 1910s. Several Scott Joplin classics from that era are performed (including "Elite Syncopations," "Scott Joplin's New Rag," "Pleasant Moments," and "The Chrysanthemum"), along with numbers by such greats as Joseph Lamb ("Reindeer Rag," "Ethiopia Rag") and James Scott ("Sunburst Rag"). Grace and Beauty is easily recommended to ragtime enthusiasts, and even though it isn't jazz, the CD is also recommended to jazz fans who would like to hear some of the instrumental music that influenced early Dixieland.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/08/2001
Label:
Delmark
UPC:
0038153021429
catalogNumber:
214

Related Subjects

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra   Primary Artist
Paul Crawford   Trombone
Orange Kellin   Clarinet
Lionel Ferbos   Trumpet
Lars Edegran   Piano
Cle Frazier   Drums
James Prevost   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Bill Russell   Violin
Allan Jaffe   Tuba
Clement Tervalone   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Andrew Anderson   Trumpet
Andy Anderson   Trumpet
Josiah "Cie" Frazier   Drums

Technical Credits

Arlo Guthrie   Composer
Lars Edegran   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Robert G. Koester   Producer,Liner Notes
Bob Koester   Producer,Liner Notes
Brandtner   Art Direction
Hilding Anderson   Arranger
Ribe Danmark   Arranger
James Scott   Composer

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >