Photo and video from “Stand up for Jazz” featuring Bill Cosby
On Thursday October 21, at Rose Theater, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton played a short opening set of jazz tunes that deal with humor.
Some were directly representational (Wynton’s Ellingtonian “Back to Basics,” which portrays laughter through a trumpet), some just sounded happy-go-lucky (Thelonious Monk’s singsong “Green Chimneys”) and some were jazz’s best novelty songs (’‘Salt Peanuts’‘ and ‘‘Open the Door, Richard’‘).
Then Mr. Cosby performed stand-up comedy for 90 minutes, using a reduced version of the orchestra behind him to cue incidental music to his routines.
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Wynton soloing on Back to Basics
Bill Cosby duets with the LCJO (part 1)
Bill Cosby duets with the LCJO (part 2)
Bill Cosby on stage with Wynton, Eric Lewis, Wes Anderson and Herlin Riley