The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, Live at MCG

The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra
Release Date: 02/17/2015

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The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, Live at MCG lead by Artistic and Musical Director, Dr. David Baker, set out to explore, present, promote, and perpetuate the historical legacy of jazz. The orchestra, -in-residence at the National Museum of American History, celebrated “Jazz Appreciation Month” at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild in Pittsburgh PA giving five performances that were consolidated into this DVD. Nowhere will you get a better history lesson on JAZZ. Special features include song introductions by internationally famous composer, conductor, performer, author, and educator, Dr. David Baker.


1. Almost Cried (Duke Ellington)
2. Any Dude’ll Do (Bill Holman)
3. Basie (Ernie Wilkins)
4. Early Autumn (Ralph Burns, Woody Herman)
5. Israel (John Carisi)
6. El Camino Real (J. J. Johnson)
7. Roll ‘Em (Mary Lou Williams)
8. Something For October (Benny Carter)
9. Soon (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
10. The Jazz Connoisseur (Ernie Wilkins, Harry James)
11. The Witching Hour (Quincy Jones)
12. Theme For Terry (Bob Freedman)
15. Father Knickerbopper (Norman “Tiny” Kahn)
16. Hoe-Down (Oliver Nelson)
17. Le Sacre Supreme (Billy Strayhorn)
18. Manteca (Dizzy Gillespie, Walter “Gil” Fuller, Chano Pozo)