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Modern American Music of Ferde Grofé (From the Original Arrangements)
     

The Modern American Music of Ferde Grofé (From the Original Arrangements)

by The Beau Hunks
 
The Beau Hunks are the foremost transcribers of eclectic jazz and classical music. They perform their expert arrangements on period instruments. The Modern American Music of Ferde Grofé is a grand-scale reproduction of the original compositions as written for Paul Whiteman's Dance Band. Grofé's music was called symphonic jazz (so was See more details below

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The Beau Hunks are the foremost transcribers of eclectic jazz and classical music. They perform their expert arrangements on period instruments. The Modern American Music of Ferde Grofé is a grand-scale reproduction of the original compositions as written for Paul Whiteman's Dance Band. Grofé's music was called symphonic jazz (so was George Gershwin's). Grofé arranged his jazz compositions for symphonic performances. Those are the transcriptions that are most recognizable. (Most baby boomers will associate "On the Trail" from The Grand Canyon Suite with Elmer Fudd prospecting for gold as Bugs Bunny harasses him.) Sadly, this is a live recording and only "Cloudburst" from the suite was deemed fit for release. These symphonic jazz pieces are full of deep atmospheres and splendid humor. It is a great reminder of what a great orchestra can do with great material. The minimalism is absolutely ethereal as well. This CD, like all Beau Hunks CDs, is essential.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/03/1998
Label:
Basta Records
UPC:
0723723395726
catalogNumber:
9083

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Performance Credits

Beau Hunks   Primary Artist
Gert-Jan Blom   Bass
Jan Hollander   Trumpet
Menno Daams   Trumpet,Choir, Chorus
Andy Bruce   Trombone,Choir, Chorus
Leendert de Jonge   Flute
Martijn Sohier   Trombone
Bas Wiegers   Violin
Marieke Wenink   Viola
Kim Soepnel   Bass
Rene Spierings   Percussion
Jan Stulen   Conductor
Seya Teeuwen   Violin
Eveline Trap   Violin
Margreet Van Der Heyden   Viola,Choir, Chorus
Hans Van Der Meer   Percussion
Finn Möricke   Violin,Viola
Eelco Beinema   Cello
Petra Griffioen   Choir, Chorus
Tjakina Oosting   Cello
Jan Willem Nelleke   Piano,Celeste
Ilona de Groot   Violin
Koen Kaptijn   Trombone

Technical Credits

Gert-Jan Blom   Producer
Wim Jonas   Contributor
Michael Van Dijk   Contributor
Bert Veroorn   Engineer
Piet Schreuders   Graphic Design
Ronald Jansen Heijtmajer   Contributor
Frank Timpe   Contributor
Robert Veen   Contributor
Ferde Grofé   Composer
Hugh Den Ouden   Engineer
Willem Luijt   Contributor

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