Monday, February 8, 2010

Jazz Goes Classical

We've done film scores and pop songs, so why not jazz played by classical ensembles and orchestras?

This time the playlist consists of Quartet San Francisco Plays Brubeck, Kronos Quartet Plays Music Of Thelonious Monk and Bill Evans, Nigel Kennedy Plays Jazz, and Duke Ellington played by City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle.

Besides a lovely wind trio performance of Take Five from Berlin Dreiklang Ensemble, also included are Detroit Symphony Orchestra plays Blue In Green and the Gillespie classic A Night In Tunisia, with Turtle Island String Quartet. And a beautiful classical guitar rendition of the last part of Keith Jarrett's legendary Koln Concert, by Manuel Barrueco.

Here's the Spotify playlist: Jazz Goes Classical. If there's more albums of this kind that you would like to recommend, please kindly leave a comment and I will add in, thanks:)