Podcast: Under the Influence

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So many jazz composers were influenced by classical music. Tonight, in this episode of American Highways, pianist Guy Livingston brings us tunes by Quincy Jones, Nina Simone, and Duke Ellington, reflecting the complexity and breadth of their musical origins.

there has always been classical influence on jazz, sometimes subtle, sometimes overt - this is the first podcast in a series on these influences, great and small

Nina Simone: singer, poet, pianist, activist, and composer

AMERICAN HIGHWAYS #101: UNDER THE INFLUENCE (Part 1)

Theme Music :
Jan Jeroen (J.J.) Spijkervet & Immersive Sound
“American Highways” Jingle
Sounds About Right
composed for Concertzender

Duke Ellington
Single Petal of a Rose
Bird of Paradise
Reflections in D
The River
Luigi Palombi, piano
Milano Music Zone – Dynamic CDS 7743

Quincy Jones
Air Mail Special
G’wan Train
Solitude
Stolen Moments
Quincy Jones and his Orchestra
Naxos SWR Jazz Haus 11628

Nina Simone
Ain’t Got No/I Got Life
The House Of The Rising Sun
Plain Gold Ring
He Needs Me
Love Me Or Leave Me
Nina Simone and various artists
Metro CD010

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