Classical Sounds Jazz Playlist

April 13, 2024, 7:00 pm

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An abstract painting of a bald jazz singer singing, with piano keys, brass instruments, and bright splashes of paint in the background.
Oil painting "Jazz" by Tatyana Palchuk. TatyanaPalchuk, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

LaRob and Kristina share a playlist that embarks on a musical exploration of the intricate interplay between jazz and classical music, sharing examples of where these two seemingly disparate worlds weave into a harmonious tapestry.


John Lewis: Precious Joy (after J.S. Bach)
Modern Jazz Quartet
Atlantic Records / Rhino 8122796400

George Gershwin: “It Ain’t Necessarily So” from Porgy and Bess
Jazz Combo/Miles Davis
CBS CK-40647

George Antheil: A Jazz Symphony
Oregon Sym/Carlos Kalmar
Pentatone PTC-5186481

Symphony No. 2 in G, “Song of a New Race” (excerpt)
William Grant Still
Detroit Sym Orch/Neeme Järvi
Chandos CHAN-9226

Dana Suesse: Afternoon of a Black Faun
Sara Davis Buechner, p
eOne 7770

James P. Johnson: I. Allegro from Concerto Jazz A Mine
Leslie Stifelman, p; Concordia Orch/Marin Alsop
Nimbus NI-2745

Paul Chihara: “Take the A Train” from Ellington Fantasy
Lark Quartet
Bridge 9488

Claude Bolling: III. Galop from Suite for Cello and Jazz Piano Trio
Aaron Tindall, tuba; Shelly Berg, p; Chuck Bergeron, db; Svet Stoyanov, drums
Bridge 9536

Claude Debussy: Clair de Lune (excerpt)
Kamasi Washington, sax