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Americana - Adams, Bernstein, Ellington, Et Al / Rattle


Release Date: 03/09/2004 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 57691   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George GershwinJohnny S. BlackWalter DonaldsonLeonard Bernstein,   ... 
Performer:  Peter DonohoeMichael CollinsJoshua RedmanClark Terry,   ... 
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London SinfoniettaCity of Birmingham Symphony OrchestraLondon Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Works on This Recording

1.
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Performer:  Peter Donohoe (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Notes: Arranged: Ferde Grofé 
2.
Dardanella by Johnny S. Black
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; USA 
Notes: This selection was written in collaboration with Felix Bernard. 
3.
Makin' Whoopee: Makin' Whoopee by Walter Donaldson
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Written: 1928 
4.
Prelude, Fugue and Riffs by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Michael Collins (Clarinet), Peter Donohoe (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949/1955; USA 
5.
Take the "A" train by Billy Strayhorn
Performer:  Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone), Clark Terry (Trumpet), Bobby Watson (Alto Saxophone),
Lewis Nash (Drums), Peter Washington (Double Bass), Geri Allen (Piano),
Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone), Regina Carter (Violin)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USA 
Notes: Arranged: Luther Henderson 
6.
That Doo-wah Thing by Luther Henderson
Performer:  Regina Carter (Violin), Geri Allen (Piano), Lewis Nash (Drums),
Peter Washington (Double Bass), Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone), Bobby Watson (Alto Saxophone),
Clark Terry (Trumpet), Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Notes: This selection is based on "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" by Edward "Duke" Ellington. 
7.
Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin
Performer:  Harolyn Blackwell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
8.
Porgy and Bess: It ain't necessarily so by George Gershwin
Performer:  Damon Evans ()
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
9.
Sophisticated Lady by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Performer:  Lewis Nash (Drums), Bobby Watson (Alto Saxophone), Geri Allen (Piano),
Peter Washington (Double Bass)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; USA 
Notes: Arranged: Luther Henderson 
10.
Fanfares (2) for Orchestra: Short Ride in a Fast Machine by John Adams
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; USA 
11.
Wonderful Town: Overture by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
12.
San by Lindsay McPhail
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
13.
Ebony Concerto: 3rd movement, Moderato by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Michael Collins (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 

Sound Samples

Wonderful Town: Overture
Rhapsody in Blue (orig. version with jazz band)
Dardanella
Makin' Whoopee!: Makin' Whoopee!
San
Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
Ebony Concerto: III. Moderato - Con moto
Take the 'A' Train
Sophisticated Lady
That Doo-wah Thing from 'It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing': Part 2, duet/fugue
Porgy and Bess, Act 1, Scene 1: Summertime
Porgy and Bess, Act 2, Scene 2: It ain't necessarily so...Shame on you sinners
Short Ride in a Fast Machine - Fanfare for orchestra

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