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MP3 Jim Cullum Jazz Band - Deep River

traditional jazz vintage jazz

15 MP3 Songs in this album (62:54) !
Related styles: JAZZ: Traditional Jazz Combo, SPIRITUAL: Traditional Gospel

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Hymns & spirituals in the Jim Cullum Jazz Band’s
Popular jazz mass liturgy.

Special Guest Artists:
Clark Terry, Nicholas Payton, Topsy Chapman, Nina Ferro

The Jim Cullum Jazz Band
Jim Cullum, cornet
Evan Christopher, clarinet (Brian Ogilvie-tracks 1 & 4, Alan Vache-track 7)
Mike Pittsley, Trombone (Randy Reinhart-track 7)
John Sheridan, piano
Don Mopsick, bass (Jimmy Johnston-track 7)
Ed Torres, drums

Jim Cullum

In the 1950s when everyone else his age was listening to Elvis Presley or Connie Francis, Jim Cullum locked onto the sounds of early jazz greats Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, King Oliver and Jelly Roll Morton.

Jim''s lifelong passion has been researching, preserving and presenting repertoire from an often overlooked by increasingly popular era of American music—jazz and popular song from the1920s and 30s.

“At the program’s core,” according to NEA Jazz Master Nat Hentoff, “is The Jim Cullum Jazz Band, which plays swinging traditional hot jazz.” Jim Cullum has made the study of classic jazz his life’s work. Now in its 45th year, his band is a seven-piece, acoustic ensemble utilizing historically-accurate instruments and instrumentation: cornet, clarinet, trombone, guitar/ banjo, piano, bass and drums. Bill McFarlin, Executive Director of the International Association of Jazz Educators notes: “The Jim Cullum Jazz Band is one of the nation’s premiere ensembles.”

The Riverwalk Jazz Project
Documenting the Roots of America’s Music, 1900-1950

History of the Organization
Riverwalk Jazz was created in 1989 as a project of Texas Public Radio. A National Advisory Board was created to assist with Riverwalk Jazz fund-raising and promotion. Beginning with three broadcast specials on 60 stations, the series grew from 26 broadcasts per year in 1997 to 39 broadcasts per year in 1998, and expanded in 1999 to a 52-week hourly series.

On February 1, 2005, Riverwalk Jazz began operating as a stand-alone 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Texas Corporation. The mission of the project has remained the same, but in addition to the production and distribution of the radio series, the scope of the project has broadened to include the development of an education outreach curriculum for children.

Riverwalk Jazz is an educational resource. The radio series draws on the resources of universities and libraries around the country, and scholars and archivists worldwide contribute to the body of knowledge in the series. Each program focuses on the contribution of a particular composer, performer or an era in jazz history, bringing the music to life through live performance combined with historical recordings.

The program series captures the fast-disappearing generation of jazz greats in new music performances and interviews exploring the almost-forgotten era of music they helped define. Jazz icons showcased in live performance on the series include: Lionel Hampton, Benny Carter, Jay McShann, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Doc Cheatham, Milt Hinton and Joe Williams. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and guests such as Dick Hyman, Shelly Berg and Duke Heitger demonstrate the evolution of jazz styles and entertain with anecdotes in interviews with co-host David Holt. The distinguished Broadway and Hollywood actor Vernel Bagneris offers portrayals of historical figures including Sidney Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton, and Duke Ellington in original scripts based on oral histories. Entertainment writer John Berlau wrote in the May 21-27, 2006 American Profile’s “Jazzing the Airwaves:” “Cullum’s popular radio program, along with the work of top-selling jazz artists like trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and singer Diana Krall, is among the factors credited for a renewed interest in classic jazz throughout the country.”

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