Amazing Music Vol. 4: Jazz
Andrew Litton and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
approx. 27 min.
For preK - 10 years old
One of a series of DVDs featuring the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Andrew Litton, in special young people's concerts. Noted jazz performer and educator Dr. Billy Taylor and trumpet sensation Roy Hargrove lead a discovery of the history and impact of "America's classical music." See the audience divided into 3 groups to do body percussion ostinato for a jazz beat, with the Billy Taylor trio joining in. Also includes a demonstration of improvisation.
Includes excerpts from the following:
Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin), The Entertainer (Joplin; ragtime style), When the Saints Go Marching In (arr. Wasson; Dixieland style), Titoro (Taylor), Mambo from West Side Story (Bernstein; Latin jazz style), Bright Star from the East (Taylor), Variations on America (Ives), Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Caudill), Conversations (Taylor).
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