John Scofield Presents Great Orchestral Jazz

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For Mixtapes, we ask today's leading musicians, authors, filmmakers and artists to assemble an hour of new-music that they find particularly compelling or that exemplifies the shifting boundaries of today's musical climate. Today's mixtape comes courtesy of jazz guitarist and composer John Scofield, who presents a list of pieces that walk the line between jazz and orchestral music.

"I started with Rite of Spring...for me the greatest...then to my friend Mark Anthony Turnage, a genius composer who has shown me so much about "classical" music...then on to some of the greatest "orchestral" jazz!" -John Scofield


Igor Stravinsky - Rite of Spring
Mark-Anthony Turnage - Junior Addict
Mark-Anthony Turnage - Let's Say We Did
Gil Evans - Las Vegas Tango
Miles Davis with Gil Evans - Song #2
George Gershwin (arr by Gil Evans) - Here Come De Honey Man
Duke Ellington - Prelude to a Kiss
Duke Ellington - Perdido
Thelonious Monk - Crepescule with Nellie