Music for Moderns, Vol. 1: 1927-1928

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
During the 1920s, Paul Whiteman, despite being billed "The King of Jazz", performed a wide variety of music. Close to Whiteman's heart were major semi-classical works that had the flavor of jazz but were really outside of the music altogether. Some of the key pieces from 1927-1928 are gathered together on this CD. Of greatest interest is the original concert version of "When Day Is Done" featuring trumpeter Henry Busse, the second version of "Rhapsody in Blue" featuring George Gershwin on piano, and the three-part Gershwin work "Concerto in F." Also included are Victor Herbert's four-part "Suite of Sereandes," "Soliloquy," "Midnight Reflections," Ferde Grofe's arrangement ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
During the 1920s, Paul Whiteman, despite being billed "The King of Jazz", performed a wide variety of music. Close to Whiteman's heart were major semi-classical works that had the flavor of jazz but were really outside of the music altogether. Some of the key pieces from 1927-1928 are gathered together on this CD. Of greatest interest is the original concert version of "When Day Is Done" featuring trumpeter Henry Busse, the second version of "Rhapsody in Blue" featuring George Gershwin on piano, and the three-part Gershwin work "Concerto in F." Also included are Victor Herbert's four-part "Suite of Sereandes," "Soliloquy," "Midnight Reflections," Ferde Grofe's arrangement of "Sea Burial," and "Caprice Futuristic." This is an intriguing historic release even though much of the music sounds a bit dated.
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  • Release Date: 2/20/2001
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 636943250525
  • Catalog Number: 8120505

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Spanish - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (1:41)
  2. 2 Chinese - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (2:10)
  3. 3 Cuban - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (2:01)
  4. 4 Oriental - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (1:38)
  5. 5 When the Day Is Done - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (4:17)
  6. 6 Rhapsody in Blue, for piano - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (8:46)
  7. 7 Soliloquy - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (3:24)
  8. 8 Midnight Reflections - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (3:46)
  9. 9 A Study in Blue - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (4:28)
  10. 10 Sea Burial - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (3:50)
  11. 11 Caprice Futuristic - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (3:46)
  12. 12 I: Allegro - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (11:20)
  13. 13 II: Adagio - Andante con moto - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (7:23)
  14. 14 III: Allegro agitato - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (4:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Whiteman Primary Artist, Conductor, Leader
George Gershwin Piano
Henry Busse Trumpet
Ray Turner Piano
Bix Beiderbecke Cornet
Roy Bargy Piano
Matty Malneck Violin
Paul Whiteman Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Nathaniel Shilkret Conductor
Ray Turner Piano
Domenico Savino Conductor
Technical Credits
Ray Turner Duet
David Lennick Producer
Peter Dempsey Liner Notes
Ferde Grofé Arranger
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