Whistler and His Dog

The Whistler and His Dog

by The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra
     
 
The second CD by Rick Benjamin's Paragon Ragtime Orchestra (which is comprised of a string quartet, two cornets, one trombone, two clarinets, flute, bass, drums and percussion) is the equal of the first. Using arrangments originally part of The Arthur

Overview

The second CD by Rick Benjamin's Paragon Ragtime Orchestra (which is comprised of a string quartet, two cornets, one trombone, two clarinets, flute, bass, drums and percussion) is the equal of the first. Using arrangments originally part of The Arthur Pryor Orchestra, this nonimprovising but very syncopated ensemble performs a wide variety of music from the 1905-1920 period, everything from "Dynamite Rag" and "Smiles" to "The Whistler and His Dog" and a waltz medley titled "Old Chestnuts." The little-known music should greatly followers of classic jazz since it is its direct predecessor.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/14/1994
Label:
Newport Classics
UPC:
0032466006920
catalogNumber:
60069
Rank:
132885

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Tracks

  1. Dynamite Rag ("Trombone Troubles"), for trombone & band
  2. Bring Me Back My Lovin' Honey Boy, ragtime song
  3. Aviation Rag, march & two-step for band
  4. Smiles, slow foxtrot for band
  5. Pine Apple Rag, song for voice & piano
  6. Triplets, ragtime piece for piano (or xylophone)
  7. The Love Kiss, concert waltz for band
  8. La belle parisienne (Maxixe), for band
  9. The Whistler and His Dog, caprice for band
  10. Banana Peel Rag ("Some Slippery Number"), for band
  11. A Symphonic Nightmare: Desecration Rag No. 1, for band
  12. Jogo Blues, for band
  13. Winter Garden Rag, for piano (or band)
  14. Black Rock, march for band
  15. Oh You Drummer!, characteristic solo for drums
  16. I Wonder Whether I've Loved You All My Life?, foxtrot for band
  17. Grizzly Bear Rag, for band
  18. The Junk Man Rag, one-step for band
  19. Old Chestnuts, waltz medley for band
  20. Gold Dust Twins Rag, two-step for band

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paragon Ragtime Orchestra   Primary Artist,Performing Ensemble
John Lambert   Cornet
Robin Carlson   Flute,Piccolo
Meryl Abt-Greenfield   Clarinet
Joseph Bracchitta   Drums
Lawrence Zoernig   Cello
Rick Benjamin   Conductor
Eric Degioia   Violin
Erik Charleston   Percussion,Soloist
Joe Russo   Bass
Richard Gradone   Cornet
Daniel Toomey   Trombone,Euphonium

Technical Credits

Thomas Frost   Producer
Paul Goodman   Engineer
Arthur Pryor   Arranger
Lawrence Zoernig   Sound Effects
Rick Benjamin   Director,Liner Notes
Glenn Southwick   Cover Design
Erik Charleston   Sound Effects
Thomas & Richard Frost   Producer
Phillis M. Montuori   Cover Photo

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