Jazz Roots - CD

Jazz Roots - CD
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Never thought you would hear Canadian Brass joined by jazz piano? How about electric bass? Unknown to many, it's already been done! In the early 1970s, the Brass challenged the perception of musical boundaries through two recordings which were among the first to create the brand-new "crossover" genre. These classic LPs, Rag-Ma-Tazz, which was influenced by the ragtime era, and Unexplored Territory, a unique collaboration with contemporary jazz pianist and composer Don Gillis, are presented here for the first time in one CD package, as a homage to the story of jazz. -First came Rag-Ma-Tazz-a ragtime era and ragtime influenced music recording. The first eight ragtime pieces are classic Scott Joplin, the king of ragtime composers. Composers all over the world were well aware of the American ragtime craze, resulting in a plethora of jazz influenced compositions, from Claude Debussy to two Canadian composers who added their musical view of the era in their original composition for the Brass: film composer Larry Crosley and dean of Canadian composers Eldon Rathburn.

In 1977, Unexplored Territory became the first runaway best seller for Canadian Brass. Stereo Review featured this recording as its pick of the month, suggesting, "The Canadian Brass enters its golden age." Never before had there been such a successful collaboration between a classical artist with a jazz ensemble. This recording was a result of the unique professional collaboration of the Brass with pianist-composer Don Gillis, a writer who went on to become the music director for Muppets' creator Jim Henson. Gillis brought his own jazz quartet to the recording project, along with names that have become a who's-who of Canadian artists, including the "First Lady of the Guitar" Liona Boyd. Significantly, Unexplored Territory also features the first appearance of the Brass' signature tune "Just a Closer Walk"!

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Disc 1

1Entertainer RagFred Mills/Scott JoplinCanadian Brass2.08
2Pleasant MomentsC Daellenbach/Scott JoplinCanadian Brass1.48
3The FavouriteC Daellenbach/Scott JoplinCanadian Brass2.15
4Sycamore RagC Daellenbach/Scott JoplinCanadian Brass2.21
5Euphonic SoundsC Daellenbach/Scott JoplinCanadian Brass2.25
6Rosebud Ragtime MarchC Daellenbach/Scott JoplinCanadian Brass1.45
7Figleaf RagLee Norris/Scott JoplinCanadian Brass3.18
8Easy WinnersLee Norris/Scott JoplinCanadian Brass3.31
9Days Before YesterdayLarry CrosleyCanadian Brass2.21
10Golliwog's Cake WalkFred Mills/Claude DebussyCanadian Brass2.46
11Slim TromboneC Daellenbach/TK FillmoreCanadian Brass1.34
12Lassus TromboneC Daellenbach/TK FillmoreCanadian Brass1.32
13Canadian Brass RagEldon RathburnCanadian Brass2.48

Disc 2

1The JoustDon GillisCanadian Brass3.07
2En SueƱoDon GillisRon Romm (Trumpet), Liana Boyd (Classical Guitar) and Canadian Brass4.51
3First GymnopedieDon Gillis/Erik SatieCanadian Brass4.25
4Amazing GraceDon GillisC Daellenbach (Tuba) with Canadian Brass2.44
5Just a Closer Walk With TheeDon GillisCanadian Brass2.45
6Tin Roof BluesDon Gillis/Leon RappoloCanadian Brass2.37
7Muskrat RambleDon Gillis/Edward OryCanadian Brass1.18
8The CathedralDon Gillis/JS BachCanadian Brass6.45
9A Royal FireworkDon Gillis/GF HandelRon Romm (Trumpet) with Canadian Brass2.57

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Code:  25419
Product type:  CDs
Genre:  Ensembles
Artist:  Canadian Brass