Gunther Schuller/Orange Then Blue:
Jumpin’ in the Future
GM Recordings 3006

Gunther Schuller: JUMPIN' IN THE FUTURETHE premiere Third Stream’ recording, from the movement’s founding father, Gunther Schuller...

Pulitzer Prize recipient and Down Beat Hall of Fame/Lifetime Achievement Award winner  Gunther Schuller conducts first-ever recordings of his own jazz compositions and arrangements from the years 1947-1966.  Guest artist, tuba/bass clarinet virtuoso Howard Johnson joins Boston’s most talented big band, Orange Then Blue, for hard-swinging arrangements of standards such as “Blue Moon“ and “Anthropology, as well as Schuller’s own “Night Music and “Jumpin’ in the Future (the first completely atonal jazz chart).  These treasures from the halcyon days of cool jazz are a must for every jazz lover.

Matt Darriau, alto saxophone, flute
George Garzone, tenor saxophone
Dave Finucane, tenor saxophone,
baritone saxophone, clarinet,
bass clarinet
Adam Kolker, tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet
Allan Chase, alto saxophone
Bob Zung, baritone saxophone
Katherine Halvorson, oboe
Andrew Strasmich, flute
Roy Okutani, Andy Gravish,
Greg Hopkins, Ken Cervenka, Richard Given,
Rick Stepton, Curtis Hasselbring, Kenny Wenzel, trombone
Peter Cirelli, bass trombone, euphonium
Krista Smith, Mark Taylor, French horn
Howard Johnson, tuba, bass clarinet
Robert Carriker, tuba
Bevan Manson, keyboards
Ben Sher, guitar
Dave Clark, bass
George Schuller, drums, percussion
Gunther Schuller, conductor
1. When the Saints Go Marchin’ In (arr Schuller, 1955) 3:11
2. Blue Moon (Rodgers/Hart, arr Schuller, c 1955) 5:11
3. Night Music (Schuller, 1961) 4:30
4. Anthropology (Parker/Gillespie, arr Schuller, c 1955) 3:56
5. Jumpin’ in the Future (Schuller, 1947) 4:31
6. Yesterdays (Kern/Harbach, arr Schuller, c 1955) 6:23
7. Summertime (Gershwin/Gershwin/Heyward, Schuller, 1949) 4:31
8. Teardrop (Schuller, 1966) 11:17
Recorded on 26, 28 March and 1 May 1988 at the Fitzgerald Theatre in Cambridge Ridge & Latin High School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Executive Producer: Gunther Schuller
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