Black, Brown, and Beige and The Best of Basie
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