Saturday, August 29 2015

---FIRST HALF HOUR---

:04—Louis Spohr (1784-1859): Double Quartet No. 1 in D minor, Op. 65, 1822, slow move., Members of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields [Hyperion 66141].

:07—Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Octet in F, first move., 1824, Vienna Octet [Decca 289 466 580].

:20—Steve Reich (1936- ): Octet, excerpt, 1979, [ECM 1168].

 ---SECOND HALF HOUR---

:30—Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Octet, minuet, 1824, Vienna Octet [Decca 289 466 580].

:36—Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975): Prelude from Two Pieces for Octet, Op. 11, 1925, Medici and Alberni String Quartets [Nimbus 5140].

:41—Louis Spohr (1784-1859): Octet in E, Op. 32, first move., Vienna Octet [Decca 289 466 580].

:48—George Enescu (1881-1955): Octet for Strings, Op. 7, slow move., excerpt, 1900, Spannengen Festival Octet [Avi 553 163].

:55—Max Bruch (1838-1920): Octet for Strings, Kodaly Quartet and members of the Auer Quartet, with Zsolt Fejervari, bass [Naxos 8.557270].

---THIRD HALF HOUR---

:04—Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Octet in E flat major, Op. 20, scherzo, 1825, Jaime Laredo, Alexander Schneider, Arnold Steinhardt, John Dalley, Michael Tree, Samuel Rhodes, Leslie Parnas, David Soyer [SMK 46251].

:09—Louis Spohr (1784-1859): Double Quartet No. 1 in D minor, Op. 65, 1822, scherzo, Members of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields [Hyperion 66141].

:14—Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971): Octet, 1923, first move., John Whitfield, Endymion Ensemble [EMI 4986].

:19—Jean Francaix (1912-1997): “For Eight,” second move., Gaudier Ensemble [Hyperion 67036].

:24—Ferdinand Ries (1784-1837): Grand Octet, Op. 128, middle move., Linos Ensemble [CPO 999 937].

---FOURTH HALF HOUR---

:30—Louis Spohr (1784-1859): Double Quartet No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 65, 1822, finale, Members of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields [Hyperion 66141].

:37—Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Octet, Op. 20, finale, 1825, Jaime Laredo, Alexander Schneider, Arnold Steinhardt, John Dalley, Michael Tree, Samuel Rhodes, Leslie Parnas, David Soyer [SMK 46251].

:44—Dave Van Kriedt (1922-1994): “Fugue on Bop Themes,” Dave Brubeck Octet [Fantasy 101].

:47--David Murray (1955- ): “Murray’s Steps,” 1982, Dave Murray Octet [Black Saint 120065].

Saturday, August 22 2015

---FIRST HALF HOUR---

:04—Cesar Cui (1835-1918): Prelude No. 1 in C major, Jeffrey Biegel, piano [Naxos 8.555557].

:06—Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Sym. No. 1 in E flat major, first move., Evgeni Svetlanov, Russian Academy State Symphony [Chant du Monde 201].

:20--Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Noctune from String Quartet No. 2, Borodin String Quartet [EMI 47795].

---SECOND HALF HOUR---

:30--Cesar Cui (1835-1918): Prelude No. 8 in C sharp minor, Jeffrey Biegel, piano [Naxos 8.555557].

:33--Cesar Cui (1835-1918): Suite Miniature, first move., Ken Schermerhorn, Hong Kong Philharmonic [Marco Kong 8.220308].

:37—Mily Balakirev (1837-1910): Sym. No. 3 in C, third and fourth moves., Evgeny Svetlanov, The Philharmonia Orchestra [Hyperion 22030].

---THIRD HALF HOUR---

:04--Cesar Cui (1835-1918): Prelude No. 10 in G sharp minor, 1903, Jeffrey Biegel, piano [Naxos 8.555557].

:07-- Modest Moussorgsky (1839-1881): “Night on Bald Mountain,” excerpt, Leonard Slatkin, Saint Louis Symphony [MusicMasters 10014].

:10—Modest Moussorgsky (1839-1881): “St. John’s Night on the Bare Mountain,” the original version. Theodore Kuchar, Ukraine National Symphony [Naxos 8.555924].

:24—Mily Balakirev (1837-1910): Chopin Suite, Op. 11, first move., Hoey Choo, Singapore Symphony [Naxos 300 992 324].

---FOURTH HALF HOUR---

:30--Cesar Cui (1835-1918): Suite Concertante, first move., Takako Nishizaki, violin w/Ken Schermerhorn, Hong Kong Philharmonic [Marco Kong 8.220308].

:36—Mily Balakirev (1837-1910): “Tamara,” finale, Igor Golovschin, Russian State Symphony [Naxos 8.550792].

:44--Cesar Cui (1835-1918): Prelude No. 14 in B flat minor, 1903, Jeffrey Biegel, piano [Naxos 8.555557].

:47--Cesar Cui (1835-1918): Suite No. 3 “In a Popular Mode,” finale, Ken Schermerhorn, Hong Kong Philharmonic [Marco Kong 8.220308].

:51—Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Sym. No. 1 in E flat major, scherzo, Valery Gergiev, Rotterdam Philharmonic [Philips 422 996].

Saturday, August 15 2015

---FIRST HALF HOUR---

:04—Thelonious Monk (1917-1982): “Crepescule with Nellie,” Kronos Quartet w/Ron Carter, bass [Riverside 32011].

:07—Thelonious Monk (1917-1982): “Ruby, My Dear,” Thelonious Monk, piano, from “Solo Monk,” [Columbia 47854].

:13—Thelonious Monk (1917-1982): “Monk’s Mood,” Marcus Roberts, piano, from “Alone With Three Giants” [RCA Victor 31092].

:17—Thelonious Monk (1917-1982): “Monk’s Mood,” The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall, 1959, Monk, piano; Pepper Adams, baritone; Charlies Rouse, tenor; Phil Woods, alto; Jay McAllister, tuba; Robert Northern, French horn; Eddie Bert, trombone; Donald Byrd, trumpet; Sam Jones, bass; Art Taylor, drums [Riverside 0135].

---SECOND HALF HOUR---

:30—Thelonious Monk (1917-1982): “Ask Me Now,” Thelonious Monk, piano, from “Solo Monk,” [Columbia 47854].

:35—Thelonious Monk (1917-1982): “Ask Me Now,” Kronos Quartet w/Ron Carter, bass [Riverside 32011].

:38—Thelonious Monk (1917-1982): “Blue Monk,” Dirty Dozen Brass Band, 1984 [Concord 43005].

:43—Thelonious Monk (1917-1982): “Well, You Needn’t,” Kronos Quartet w/Ron Carter, bass[Riverside 32011].

:48—Thelonious Monk (1917-1982): “Well, You Needn’t,” The Thelonious Monk Septet: Monk, piano; Ray Copeland, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto; Coleman Hawkins and John Coltrane, tenors; Wilbur Ware, bass; Art Blakey, drums; recorded 1957 [Riverside 0084].

---THIRD HALF HOUR---

:04—Thelonious Monk (1917-1982): “Crepescule with Nellie,” Thelonious, piano; recorded 1971 [Black Lion 760 101].

:07—Thelonious Monk (1917-1982): “Misterioso,”  Thelonious Monk Quartet [Smithsonian 033].

:10—Thelonious Monk (1917-1982): “Epistrophy/Off Minor,” Kronos Quartet w/Ron Carter, bass [Riverside 32011].

:18—Thelonious Monk (1917-1982): “Epistrophy,” Woody Herman & His Big Band, 1986 [Condord 4302].

:24—Thelonious Monk (1917-1982): “Off Minor,” The Thelonious Monk Septet: Monk, piano; Ray Copeland, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto; Coleman Hawkins and John Coltrane, tenors; Wilbur Ware, bass; Art Blakey, drums; recorded 1957 [Riverside 0084].

--FOURTH HALF HOUR---

:30—Thelonious Monk (1917-1982): “Little Rootie Tootie,” Thelonious Monk, piano [Black Lion 760 101].

:31--Thelonious Monk (1917-1982): “Little Rootie Tootie,” NRBQ [A&M 16600].

:35—Thelonious Monk (1917-1982): “Thelonious,” The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall, 1959 [Riverside 0135].

:36—Thelonious Monk (1917-1982): “Thelonious,” Peter Madsen, piano, from “Sphere Essence,” 2003 [Playscape 62122].

:42—Thelonious Monk (1917-1982): “Work,” Monk piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums, 1954 [Prestige 80059].

:43—Thelonious Monk (1917-1982): “Work,” Chris Spedding and Peter Frampton [A&M 16600].

:47—Thelonious Monk (1917-1982): “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” Thelonious Monk Quintet [Smithsonian 039].

:49—Thelonious Monk (1917-1982): “Honeysuckle Rose,” Thelonious Monk, piano; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Art Blakey, drums, recorded 1956 [Riverside 0064].

:55—Thelonious Monk (1917-1982): “Well, You Needn’t,” Randy Weston, piano; Mail Nasser, bass; Idris Muhammad and Eric Asante, percussions [Verve 841 313].

:XX--Thelonious Monk (1917-1982): “Brilliant Corners,” Mark Bingham [A&M 16600].

Saturday, August 8 2015

---FIRST HALF HOUR---

:04—Beethoven (1770-1827): Sym. No. 6, “Pastorale,” 1808, excerpt of finale, Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic [DG 415 833].

:08—Berlioz (1803-1869): “Symphonie fantastique,” second move., “A Ball,” 1830, Carlos Paita, London Symphony [Lodia 777].

:14—Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Sym. No. 3, “Rhenish,” fourth and fifth moves., 1851, Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Amsterdam [Philips 416 126-2].
:26—Milhaud (1892-1974): Sym. No. 2, fourth move., Op. 247, 1946, Michel Plasson, Toulouse Capitol Orchestra [DG 435 437].

---SECOND HALF HOUR---

:30—Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Sym. No. 3, “Polish,” second move., 1878, Mariss Jansons, Oslo Philharmonic [Chandos 8463].

:37—Mahler (1860-1911): Sym. No. 7, third move., scherzo, 1905, Pierre Boulez, Cleveland Orchestra [DG 447 756].

:47—Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): “Sinfonia Antartica,” middle move., “Landscape,” 1948, Bryden Thomson, London Symphony [Chandos 8796].

 ---THIRD HALF HOUR---

:04—Mahler (1860-1911): Sym. No. 10, middle move., “Purgatory,” Rudolf Barshai, Young German Philharmonic [Brilliant 94040].

:09—Shostakovich (1906-1975): Sym. No. 8, second move., 1943, Mstislav Rostropovich, National Symphony of Washington D.C. [Teldec 74719].

:16—Shostakovich (1906-1975): Sym. No. 9, third, fourth and fifth moves., 1945, Gennadi Rodzdestvensky, Ministry of Culture Symphony [Melodiya 1013].

---FOURTH HALF HOUR---

:30—Janacek (1854-1928): Sinfonietta, finale, 1925, Jiri Belohlavek, Czech Philharmonic [Chandos 8897].

:38—Harris (1898-1979): Sym. No. 3, pastoral section, Marin Alsop, Colorado Symphony [Naxos 8.559227].

:42—Harris (1898-1979): Sym. No. 8, finale, excerpt, 1962, David Alan Miller, Albany Symphony [Troy 350].

:45—Ives (1874-1954): Sym. No. 2, fourth and fifth moves, 1901, Neeme Jarvi, Detroit Symphony [Chandos 9390].

:56—Haydn (1732-1809): Sym. No. 45, “Farewell,” fourth move., Roy Goodman, The Hanover Band [Hyperion 66522].

Saturday, August 1 2015

---FIRST HALF HOUR---

:04—John Coltrane (1926-1967): “Giant Steps,” McCoy Tyner, piano; Avery Sharpe, bass; Aaron Scott, drums [Enja 6080].

:07—John Coltrane (1926-1967): “Giant Steps,” Pat Metheny, electric guitar, w/Larry Grenadier, bass; and Bill Stewart drums [Warner Bros. 47907]. Recorded live in 1999 or 2000.

:17—John Coltrane (1926-1967): “Giant Steps,” Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra, personnel not identified [MDT 8470].

:23—John Coltrane (1926-1967): “Giant Steps,” Bevan Manson, piano; John Lockwood, bass; George Schuller, drums [AL 73169]. The drummer is Gunther Schuller’s son.

---SECOND HALF HOUR---

:30—John Coltrane (1926-1967): “Giant Steps,” alternate take recorded about a month later than the released version and at a very slightly slower tempo, with Lex Humphries instead of Art Taylor on drums. It’s still Cedar Walton and Paul Chambers on piano and bass.

:34—John Coltrane (1926-1967): “Giant Steps,” Jaki Byard (1940- ), piano w/Ron Carter, bass; Roy Haynes, drums. Recorded in 1961 less than a year after the first recording of “Giant Steps” by Coltrane. Byard was then playing with Maynard Ferguson’s big band. [New Jazz1874].

:37—John Coltrane (1926-1967): “Giant Steps,” Jimmy Bruno (1953- ), electric guitar; Craig Thomas, bass; Steve Holloway, drums [Concord 4612].

:43—John Coltrane (1926-1967): “Giant Steps,” Arturo Sandoval (1945- ) and His Orchestra, conducted by Michel Legrand, 1993 [GRP 9701].

:47--John Coltrane (1926-1967): “Giant Steps,” Ray Brown (1926-2002), bass; Dado Moroni (1962- ), piano; Lewis Nash (1958- ), drums [Telarc 83373]. Surprise! A slow, easy tempo. Moroni is from Genoa, Italy, and is self-taught. Nash has played with George Michael, Melissa Manchester, Tommy Flanagan, Diane Krall, and on many jazz-classical recordings by others. Ray Brown played with Art Tatum, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. On the Steely Dan album “Countdown to Ecstasy” he plays on the track “Razor Boy.”

:54--John Coltrane (1926-1967): “Giant Steps,” Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra featuring Buddy Rich (1917-1987) on drums; Not everyone is identified but Steve Marcus plays the tenor solo. Recorded 1977. [Giants of Jazz 53354].

---THIRD HALF HOUR---

:04—John Coltrane (1926-1967): “Giant Steps,” Woody Herman & His Orchestra, fanfare opening, from personal recording.

:08—John Coltrane (1926-1967): “Giant Steps,” Mark Vinci, tenor sax; Gerard D’Angelo, piano; Lynn Seaton (1957- ), bass; Dave Ratajczak, drums [Iris 1007]. Mark Vinci teaches at Juilliard. Bassist Lynn Seaton teaches at the University of North Texas. Ratajczak has worked with Michael Feinstein.

:12—John Coltrane (1926-1967): “Giant Steps,” Dave Burrell, piano [Gozell 4003]. Barrelhouse style, despite Burrell being associated with some far-out modern jazz musicians. Burrell studied music at UH until 1960.

:15--John Coltrane (1926-1967): “Giant Steps,” Mark Masters, makes it a jazz waltz, from personal recording.

:17—John Coltrane (1926-1967): “Giant Steps,” Jaco Pastorius (1951-1985), electric fretless bass, from the album “Invitation,” recorded 1983 in Yokohama; the steel drums are played by Othello Molieaux [Warner Bros. 4932].

:19—John Coltrane (1926-1967): “Giant Steps,” Jean-Pierre Como (1963- ), fretless electric bass, influenced by Jaco Pastorius; the next track on Como’s album is Jaco’s “Liberty City” [Blue Note 20907].

:21—John Coltrane (1926-1967): “Giant Steps,” John Patitucci (1959- ), electric bass; Bill Stewart, drums; from the album, “Now,” 1998 [Concord 14806].

:XX—John Coltrane (1926-1967): “Giant Steps,” Scott Henderson, guitar; Victor Wooten, bass; Steve Smith, drums, from “Vital Tech Tones,” 1998 [TC 2000].

:XX—John Coltrane (1926-1967): “Giant Steps,” Joe Pass, guitar, solo, personal recording.

--FOURTH HALF HOUR---

:30—John Coltrane (1926-1967): “Giant Steps,” Joey Alexander Sila (2003- ), piano; Larry grendadier, bass; Ulysses Owens, Jr., drums [Motema 00171].

:41--John Coltrane (1926-1967): “Giant Steps,” Toots Thielemans, harmonica, with a pianist after about a minute, from personal recording.

(TRICK QUESTION: IS THIS GIANT STEPS?)

:45—Cyrus Chestnut (1963- ): “Steps of Trane,” Cyrus Chestnut, piano, w/Steve Kirby, bass; Clarence Penn, drums; 1994 [Atlantic 82719]. Born in Baltimore, educated at Peabody and Berklee. His composition makes a new melody from more or less the same chord changes in “Giant Steps,” but not in the same order.

:48—John Coltrane (1926-1967): “Giant Steps,” Valerie King, flute version.

:50--John Coltrane (1926-1967): “Giant Steps,” sax and bassoon, listen to the bassoon wail! This was online from the New Music Studio.

:52—John Coltrane (1926-1967): “Giant Steps,” Tito Puente (1923-2000) & His Orchestra, making it sound like the song was always a Latin melody. Ethnic Puerto Rican but born and raised in New York, went to Juilliard on the G.I. Bill. [Picante 4250].

:56--John Coltrane (1926-1967): “Giant Steps,” Floyd Domino, piano, plays it as a boogie-woogie, from personal recording.