Bernstein looks at Jazz with the assistance of several of its leading exponents and answer the question: What Is Jazz?". Red label, with 2 eye logos, and two "360 SOUND" logos and MONO at bottom. Matrix, Runout (A-side label): x"Lp"38398. Matrix, Runout (B-side label): x"Lp"38399. Matrix, Runout (A-side runout, stamped): XXLP-38398-3AG o. Matrix, Runout (B-side runout, stamped): XLP-38399-1AC.
Leonard Bernstein (/ˈbɜːrnstaɪn/ BURN-styne; August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to receive worldwide acclaim. According to music critic Donal Henahan, he was "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history.
What Is Jazz? Leonard Bernstein. Exclusive Prime pricing. The talk may seem a little dated in parts - particularly Bernstein's need to defend jazz as an art form, which may have been a controversial idea in some circles in 1955, but is pretty ho-hum today. Also, his use of the word "Negro", which makes us cringe today but must be taken in the context of the time.
By 1956, jazz was entering its hard bop phase, far from its New Orleans birthplace. At the same time, it was fracturing into several international genres, with the influence of Latin rhythms and the south sea breezes of lounge. Rock and Roll was just about to displace this music as a public menace du jour (or a passing fad as some thought). This fascinating Columbia release from 1956 finds the composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein setting down his thoughts on the art form of jazz. A spoken word record with samples from ragtime to Miles Davis, Bernstein's defense-as-lecture is a window.
This album has an average beat per minute of 114 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 100/134 BPM). Tracklist Bernstein on Jazz. 1. Mr. Bernstein Looks at Jazz, Part 1: Types of Jazz - Jazz Elements.
As a composer, Bernstein combined classical techniques with jazz idioms and Jewish liturgical themes, which can be heard in his Jeremiah Symphony (1942) and his oratorio Kaddish (1963). He also employed jazz rhythms in Age of Anxiety, written for piano and orchestra in 1949. The Chichester Psalms (1965) and Mass (written for the opening of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC in 1971) are examples of his liturgical works. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Bernstein concentrated on the solitary act of composing, while maintaining a presence in the music world.
More by Leonard Bernstein. Bernstein: Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety" - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47 (Live). Bernstein: Complete Solo Piano Music. Milestones of a Legend: Isaac Stern, Vol. 10. 2. 8. More Leonard Bernstein. Listen to What is Jazz now. Listen to What is Jazz in full in the this site app. Play on this site.