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Saturday, November 20, 2010

DCD 104 - Rhapsody: The Music of George Gershwin

This episode we showcase selections from the debut recording by the Spectrum Brass Quintet. This group has an unusual mission: to perform and record music with other musicians not normally associated with brass quintets.

Their first CD release, Rhapsody, does just that. The quintet performs the music of George Gershwin with drummer Alex Trahjano, pianist Aviram Reichart, and soprano Elizabeth Stoner.

It's a great album of attractive music for two reasons. The arrangements are first-rate, and the Spectrum Brass Quintet is made up of five outstanding musicians. Their virtuosity shines on this recording, but never gets in the way of the music.

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- Ralph Graves

This episode we play selections from:

Rhapsody: The Music of George Gershwin
Spectrum Brass Quintet
Brass Jar Music


Strike Up the Band

Bess, You Is My Woman Now
It Ain't Necessarily So
Oh, Lawd, I'm on My Way

The Man I Love
'S Wonderful

I Got Rhythm

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