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Jazz Roots

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Jazz Roots

Artist: Canadian Brass

SKU: 25419

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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

1 Entertainer Rag Fred Mills/Scott Joplin Canadian Brass 2.08
2 Pleasant Moments C Daellenbach/Scott Joplin Canadian Brass 1.48
3 The Favourite C Daellenbach/Scott Joplin Canadian Brass 2.15
4 Sycamore Rag C Daellenbach/Scott Joplin Canadian Brass 2.21
5 Euphonic Sounds C Daellenbach/Scott Joplin Canadian Brass 2.25
6 Rosebud Ragtime March C Daellenbach/Scott Joplin Canadian Brass 1.45
7 Figleaf Rag Lee Norris/Scott Joplin Canadian Brass 3.18
8 Easy Winners Lee Norris/Scott Joplin Canadian Brass 3.31
9 Days Before Yesterday Larry Crosley Canadian Brass 2.21
10 Golliwog's Cake Walk Fred Mills/Claude Debussy Canadian Brass 2.46
11 Slim Trombone C Daellenbach/TK Fillmore Canadian Brass 1.34
12 Lassus Trombone C Daellenbach/TK Fillmore Canadian Brass 1.32
13 Canadian Brass Rag Eldon Rathburn Canadian Brass 2.48

Disc 2

1 The Joust Don Gillis Canadian Brass 3.07
2 En Sueño Don Gillis Ron Romm (Trumpet), Liana Boyd (Classical Guitar) and Canadian Brass 4.51
3 First Gymnopedie Don Gillis/Erik Satie Canadian Brass 4.25
4 Amazing Grace Don Gillis C Daellenbach (Tuba) with Canadian Brass 2.44
5 Just a Closer Walk With Thee Don Gillis Canadian Brass 2.45
6 Tin Roof Blues Don Gillis/Leon Rappolo Canadian Brass 2.37
7 Muskrat Ramble Don Gillis/Edward Ory Canadian Brass 1.18
8 The Cathedral Don Gillis/JS Bach Canadian Brass 6.45
9 A Royal Firework Don Gillis/GF Handel Ron Romm (Trumpet) with Canadian Brass 2.57

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Release Date 22 Apr 2015
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