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Joseph Campbell: Jazz Musician (A Tribute to the Mythologist's Musical Side)

by The Louis Armstrong Society Jazz Band

A loving re-creation of one of the renowned mythologist's little-known performances as a 1920's jazz saxophonist!
Genre: Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo
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1. The Early Twenties Medley: Yes Sir, That's My Baby / Bye Bye Blackbird / You're Driving Me Crazy / Red Red Robin / My Blue Heaven
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2. Alabamy Bound
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3. It Had to Be You
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4. Toot Toot Tootsie
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5. Five Foot Two
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6. Tell Me, Little Gypsy
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7. A Pretty Girl Medley: A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody / You'd Be Surprised / Some Sunny Day
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8. Swingin' Down the Lane Medley: Swingin' Down the Lane / Stumbling / Ain't We Got Fun
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9. When You're Smiling
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10. Avalon
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11. Linger Awhile
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12. I'll See You in My Dreams
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Joseph Campbell: Jazz Musician was created with the full cooperation of the Joseph Campbell Foundation (JCF). Kudos to producer Phil Robinson and The Louis Armstrong Society Jazz Band for their loving and faithful re-creation of what a night with Joseph Campbell's jazz band would have sounded like! And boy, does it swing...!"

-- Stephen Gerringer,
Joseph Campbell Foundation


Before he became known as the preeminent mythologist of our time, young Joseph Campbell spent much of the Roaring Twenties playing saxophone in a New York City-based jazz band, during his years as a student at Columbia University. At its peak, the band regularly played some of the prestigious nightspots of Prohibition-era New York, which opened up exciting new worlds of experience for Campbell.

On this tribute album, The Louis Armstrong Society Jazz Band, along with producer Phil Robinson (of the Campbell-inspired rock band, The Bliss Jockeys), highlight this little-known facet of Campbell's life by faithfully recreating the lineup, style and repertoire of Campbell's band, while adding their own special touch.

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EXCLUSIVE LINER NOTES: The CD includes extensive liner notes featuring a well-researched essay illuminating and exploring Joseph Campbell's jazz career, contributed by Joseph Campbell Foundation columnist Stephen Gerringer himself, exclusive to the physical edition.

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Phil Robinson

Catchy, upbeat music from a magical time-- great for non-Campbell fans as well!
I'm not usually a fan of traditional jazz, but these songs are undeniably catchy and they instantly hooked me! I HAVE been a lifelong fan of Joseph Campbell's writings on mythology, so I was naturally curious to find out what kind of music he played back in the day. I was NOT disappointed-- it's fun to imagine him wailing on sax on some of these classics.

You're sure to recognize at least a few of these songs (It Had to Be You, My Blue Heaven, etc), all expertly performed by some fine players, and a couple different vocalists, for some great variety throughout. Highly Recommended!

- Phil Robinson
"Paint the walls of your cage with a dream."
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Jazz musiciam

Super cool!
I really love the music! It is Old World jazz with a very contemporary twist. I listen to it over and over and every time I hear it I discover something new! Very unique and enjoyable!
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Phil Robinson

Catchy, upbeat music from a magical time-- great whether you know Campbell or no
I'm not usually a fan of traditional jazz, but these songs are undeniably catchy and they instantly hooked me! I HAVE been a lifelong fan of Joseph Campbell's writings on mythology, so I was naturally curious to find out what kind of music he played back in the day. I was NOT disappointed-- it's fun to imagine him wailing on sax on some of these classics.

You're sure to recognize at least a few of these songs (It Had to Be You, My Blue Heaven, etc), all expertly performed by some fine players, and a couple different vocalists, for some great variety throughout. Highly Recommended!

- Phil Robinson
"Paint the walls of your cage with a dream."
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Evvv

Great Album!
Best Jazz I've heard in years! A must have for lovers of Jazz or Myth.
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Evvv

Great Album!
Best Jazz I've heard in years! A must-have for lovers of Jazz or Myth.
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Jacqui Swain

Loved It!!!
Loved It! Great collection! Thoroughly enjoyed it!
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Mary

Love It!
Finally got my kids to like good music!
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Evvv

Great Album!
Best Jazz I've heard in years! A must have for lovers of Jazz or Myth.
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Eli

A musical piece of history!
This CD made me discover a side of the great Joseph Campbell that I was certainly not aware
of and left me more than pleasantly surprised. Listening to this collection brought me back to a time in my
life when this type of sound was all I my ears wanted. The pieces on this album are played magnificently.
I absolutely believe this album is more than great music, it is an important historical contribution that integrates different cultural forms in a unique and critical manner.
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