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

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All Music Guide - Jim Brenholts
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jim Brenholts
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/3/1998
  • Label: Basta Records
  • UPC: 723723395726
  • Catalog Number: 9083
  • Sales rank: 137,375

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The 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
Ilona de Groot Violin
Petra Griffioen Choir, Chorus
Tjakina Oosting Cello
Jan Willem Nelleke Piano, Celeste
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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