Enter our smokey café in the hart of New Orleans through the old-fashioned revolving door. Scott Joplin is playing the honky-tonk piano in the corner. George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein are smoking a cigar at the bar and absorbing the music. But not only classical composers are getting inspired, before long jazz music is coming up. Phil Woods finds his true saxophone sounds while drinking a bourbon at our regular table. He writes down his thoughts on paper.
There’s lots of live music in our café. Everything on the saxophone, because jazz, classical music with jazz influences and even that ‘ragged’ predecessor of jazz just sound so good on the sax! Also the modern, popular American sound of Michael Nyman is great on saxophones and is a beautiful addition.
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), Ouverture to Candide (1956)
Scott Joplin (1868-1917), Easy winnars (1901)
Scott Joplin (1868-1917), Maple Leaf Rag (1899)
Michael Nyman (1944,-) – String quartet no. 2 (1988)
Tom Turpin (1871-1922), Ragtime Nightmare (1900)
Tom Turpin (1871-1922), Pan Am Rag (1914)
Phil Woods (1931,-), Two improvisations (1978)
Zez Confrey (1895-1971), Kitten on the keys (1921)
Zez Confrey (1895-1971), Nickel in the slot (1923)
George Gershwin (1898-1937), An American in Paris (1928)