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Jazz Nocturne

by Adam Swanson

Jazz Nocturne offers a scintillating program of favorites and obscurities of the art deco era, from songs associated with Bing Crosby film musicals to jazz-flavored "classical" works by James P. Johnson, George Gershwin, and Dana Suesse.
Genre: Jazz: Ragtime
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1. Malaguena
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2. Jazz Nocturne
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3. Russ Columbo Medley: You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love / Prisoner of Love
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4. My Bluebird's Singing the Blues
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5. Jane Withers Medley: Keep That Twinkle in Your Eye / In Our Little Shanty of Dreams / Uncle Tom's Cabin Is a Cabaret
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6. College Humor Medley: Learn to Croon / Down the Old Ox Road / Moonstruck
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7. Double or Nothing Medley: All You Want to Do Is Dance / The Moon Got in My Eyes / It's the Natural Thing to Do
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8. Doctor Rhythm: On the Sentimental Side / This Is My Night to Dream / My Heart Is Taking Lessons
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9. Toronto Blues
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10. Cumberland Stroll
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11. Afternoon of a Black Faun
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12. Deep Purple
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13. Yamekraw: Negro Rhapsody
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14. Rhapsody in Blue
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Jazz Nocturne offers a scintillating program of favorites and obscurities of the art deco era, from songs associated with Bing Crosby and Russ Columbo to tuneful medleys from 1930s filmusicals to jazz-flavored "classical" works by James P. Johnson, George Gershwin, and Dana Suesse. Swanson plays his own virtuosic arrangements with ease and sophistication, making this a perfect disc for critical listening or your next Jazz Age dinner party. The disc includes a deluxe 16-page color booklet with rare photographs, sheet music covers, and detailed notes by the artist. 78 minutes.

Adam Swanson is one of the world’s foremost performers of vintage American popular music, including ragtime, early jazz, the Great American Songbook, and more. He holds a bachelor’s in classical piano and a master’s in musicology from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Although he is only twenty-six years old, Adam has been a featured performer and lecturer at ragtime and jazz festivals across the United States, and he is the only four-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest. He made his New York debut in Carnegie Hall at the age of nineteen, where he performed with Michael Feinstein. Adam has performed at the Cinecon Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as well as in Hungary, Switzerland, and Australia. He has worked with such musicians as Toronto’s John Arpin, former rock star Ian Whitcomb, and legendary 1950s recording artist Johnny Maddox, who was one of Adam’s greatest influences. Adam performs every summer at the historic Strater Hotel in Durango, Colorado. Visit Adam online: www.adamgswanson.com.

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