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Title:
Songs of Charles Ives
Author:
Ives, Charles, 1874-1954.
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Uniform Title:
Songs. Selections; arranged
Publication Information:
New York, NY : CRI, [2001]

â„—2001
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Jazz.

Compact disc.

Program notes by Steve Smith, biographical notes on the performers, and song texts (1 sheet ; 48 x 12 cm., folded) in container.
Language:
English
Contents:
The Housatonic at Stockbridge (8:29) -- The cage (3:46) -- Like a sick eagle (7:25) -- Slugging a vampire (3:07) -- Memories (3:01) -- Thoreau (6:35) -- The see'r (3:25) -- The circus band (6:05) -- Serenity (7:32) -- At the river (1:54).
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UPC:
090438200028
Format :
Music CD

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Summary

Summary

New York's Sideshow exquisitely brings together bass, clarinet, guitar, vibraphone, and percussion in exploring the music of early 20th century innovator Charles Ives. Ives himself, in guiding the transition from classical music to jazz as a popular idiom, questioned and stretched the very definition of what is a song. Sideshow stretches out in the protean nature of a song by performing the pieces as instrumentals, but printing the lyrics in their CD booklet. (At gigs they provide lyric sheets.) When Ives wrote for "theater orchestra" (the ensemble consisting of whomever shows), he made certain any instrumental part that gets played displays the entire melody and the loss of now individual part is critical. This holographic nature of Ives' compositions makes them especially well suited to delivery from a jazz ensemble. Sideshow takes full advantage of that on this superlative recording. ~ Tom Schulte


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