Woody Herman’s ‘Ebony Concerto’

Woody Herman’s ‘Ebony Concerto’ is a live recording of an opus by Igor Stravinsky done with his ‘First Herd’ on March 25, 1946, at New York’s Carnegie Hall.

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Track listing1.Allegro moderato (Igor Stravinsky) – 3:292.Andante (Igor Stravinsky) – 2:073.Moderato. Con Moto (Igor Stravinsky) – 3:36 Woody Herman Orchestra.Igor Stravinsky, conductor.Recorded in 1946. First Edition : Columbia 78rpm disc 7479-M (XCO 36778; XCO 35779).

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Chicago Tribune
The Origin Of The Ebony Concerto The composition, McDonough explained, was initiated neither by Stravinsky nor Herman but by their mutual publishing company, Leeds Music; and Stravinsky, who had not yet heard Herman`s band, agreed to write the work because he was in poor financial shape. […]

Center For Jazz Arts
In a discussion with his long-time associate and friend Robert Craft, the Russian-born Stravinsky stated Ebony Concerto is my contribution to the bluesand the flute, harp and clarinet music of the slow movement of my Symphony in Three Movements is my gift to boogie-woogie.’ […]

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Woody Herman’s ‘Ebony Concerto’

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