[JPL] jazz suites
dkunian at bellsouth.net
Wed Jan 14 15:41:28 EST 2009
Complete Communion - Don Cherry
Focus - Stan Getz
Magic City and Atlantis - Sun Ra
Black Saint and the Sinner Lady - Mingus
Diaspora Suite - Steve Bernstein
Ethiopian Suite - Either/Orchestra
EdBride at aol.com wrote:
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> In a message dated 1/14/2009 1:00:04 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> hahlstro at nmu.edu writes:
> I was thinking of airing some extended jazz suites or extended jazz pieces
> every now and then and was wondering if there was list someone could point
> me to? I know just a few, like Love Supreme, Freedom Suite, we Insist!
> Freedom Now Suite, The Far East Suite. but was looking for more.
> Beyond Far East, Ellington had several, which should be pretty easy to find.
> Back in the 1940s, Pete Rugolo composed Prologue Suite for Stan Kenton; it
> had four elements, if memory serves, but I don't know if was ever recorded in
> proper sequence. It's interesting, modern/abstract yet melodic; you can find
> the four elements on the Mosaic set of Kenton's 1943-47 studio recordings.
> More recently (1970s), Ken Hanna composed Macumba Suite, performed at
> Newport and recorded in Birdland.
> I don't know if this qualifies, but another piece of Kentonia comes from his
> seasons with the Los Angeles Neophonic. A 1966 review of the
> Grammy-nominated Neophonic recording in All About Jazz says:
> From the standpoint of musical form, Russ Garcia's "Adventure in
> Emotion" stands as the most interesting piece on the album. An extended
> five-movement composition, the work features Bud Shank on alto, Gil Falco on trombone,
> Gary Barone on trumpet and tenor saxophonist Bob Cooper this time on oboe.
> ... The five movements of the composition have an interesting thematic
> relationship, and the fifth movement features a recapitulation of movements one and
> If Kenton isn't to your liking, Claude Bolling composed at least two suites
> that I enjoyed, one for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio, the other for Cello and
> Jazz Piano Trio. Oh, wait, there's another: Suite for Violin and Jazz Piano.
> A good day's listening here,
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