Jazz Roots

Jazz Roots

by Canadian Brass
     
 

The Canadian Brass long ago reached legendary status in the musical world. In the early 1970s the five classically trained young men radically changed the perception of musical boundaries for performers and were one of the first to create recording in the brand-new “crossover’ genre. First came Rag-Ma-Tazz, a ragtime era and ragtime influenced music recording,See more details below

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The Canadian Brass long ago reached legendary status in the musical world. In the early 1970s the five classically trained young men radically changed the perception of musical boundaries for performers and were one of the first to create recording in the brand-new “crossover’ genre. First came Rag-Ma-Tazz, a ragtime era and ragtime influenced music recording, which was helped by the “newly discovered” and interest in the works of Scott Joplin at the time, given the popularity of the 1973 Oscar® winning film, The Sting. In 1977, Unexplored Territory was recorded and became the first runaway best seller for the Canadian Brass—the result of the unique collaboration with contemporary jazz pianist/composer Don Gillis. It was this album that Stereo Review remarked that “the Canadian Brass has entered their golden age.” Few would disagree. Here for the first time in one CD package are both albums presented as bookends, as well as an homage, to the story of jazz. From the Label

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/2008
Label:
Opening Day Ent
UPC:
0776143735023
catalogNumber:
7350
Rank:
11508

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The Entertainer, for piano  -  Canadian Brass
  2. Pleasant Moments Ragtime Waltz, for piano  -  Canadian Brass
  3. The Favorite, ragtime two-step for piano  -  Canadian Brass
  4. The Sycamore, for piano  -  Canadian Brass
  5. Euphonic Sounds, syncopated two-step for piano  -  Canadian Brass
  6. The Rose-bud March, for piano  -  Canadian Brass
  7. Fig Leaf Rag, for piano  -  Canadian Brass
  8. The Easy Winners, for piano  -  Canadian Brass
  9. Days Before Yesterday for brass ensemble  -  Canadian Brass
  10. Golliwogg's Cakewalk, for piano (Children's Corner No. 6), L. 113/6  -  Canadian Brass
  11. Slim trombone, for piano  -  Canadian Brass
  12. Lassus Trombone, for band  -  Canadian Brass
  13. Canadian Brass Rag, for brass ensemble  -  Canadian Brass

Disc 2

  1. The Joust, for piano  -  Canadian Brass
  2. En Sueno, for brass ensemble  -  Canadian Brass
  3. Gymnopedie for piano No. 1  -  Canadian Brass
  4. Amazing Grace  -  Canadian Brass
  5. Just a Closer Walk with Thee  -  Canadian Brass
  6. Tin Roof Blues  -  Canadian Brass
  7. Muskrat Ramble  -  Canadian Brass
  8. The Cathedral, for brass ensemble (after Bach's Magnificat in D minor)  -  Canadian Brass
  9. A Royal Firework, for brass ensemble (after Handel)  -  Canadian Brass

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Canadian Brass   Primary Artist,Brass Ensemble
Liona Boyd   Guitar
Charles Daellenbach   Tuba
Ron Ramm   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Erik Satie   Composer
Scott Joplin   Composer
Claude Debussy   Composer
Don Gillis   Arranger,Composer
David Greene   Engineer
Paul Mills   Producer
Eldon Rathburn   Composer
Charles Daellenbach   Arranger
Fred Mills   Arranger
Larry Crosley   Composer
Unspecified Enemies   Composer
Monique Grenier   Producer
Lee Norris   Arranger
Dixon Van Winkle   Remastering
Gilles Vaudeville   Engineer

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