Black, Brown, and Beige and The Best of Basie
Celebrate Black History • 1h 48m
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis play essential big band music by Duke Ellington and Count Basie. The first set finds the JLCO swinging through a number of classic Basie standards, including "April in Paris," "Swinging the Blues," and "Jumpin' at the Woodside." The second half of the concert will be a full performance of Ellington's groundbreaking masterpiece Black, Brown & Beige. Originally composed for his 1943 debut at Carnegie Hall, it was advertised as "Duke Ellington's first symphony," and Ellington described the powerful three-movement suite as a "tonal parallel to the history of the American Negro."
Originally performed April 27th, 2018.
Sherman Irby - alto saxophone
Ted Nash - alto saxophone
Victor Goines - tenor saxophone
Julian Lee - tenor saxophone
Paul Nedzela - baritone saxophone
James Chirillo - guitar
Dan Nimmer - piano
Carlos Henriquez - bass
Marion Felder - drums
Eli Bishop - violin
Brianna Thomas - vocals