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Multiple Ensembles in New York

Multiple Ensembles
Event Blue Clarinet Stomp: The Music of Johnny Dodds
Ensemble Multiple Ensembles
Date Wednesday, August 5th, 1992
Time 8:00pm
Venue Alice Tully Hall
Address 1941 Broadway
Location New York, NY, United States

This evening’s concert will celebrate the art of two New Orleans masters, composer-pianist Jelly Roll Morton (1885-1941) and clarinetist Johnny Dodds (1892-1940), each an essential figure in the development of jazz and an example of how important homemade musicians were to the early years of the idiom. They were both from the street. That is not to say that there wasn’t a complex of techniques and nuances demanded of the professional, but that Morton and Dodds arrived in the period when jazz was so new that there were no formal situations in which one could learn the craft. Musicians then had to learn from masters, from listening, from working on things at home that they tried out in jam sessions, learning what they should continue to wrestle with or discard.

Personnel

Conductor

Setlist

Set I:

  • Sidewalk Blues
  • The Pearls
  • Smoke House Blues
  • Wolverine Blues
  • The Crave
  • Jungle Blues
  • Mr Jelly Lord
  • Wild Man Blues
  • Georgia Swing

Set II:

  • Weary Blues
  • Too Tight
  • Perdido Street Blues
  • Lady Love
  • Joe Turner’s Blues
  • Blue Clarinet Stomp
  • Come On And Stomp, Stomp, Stomp