|01||Incident In Jazz||19971206||19971212|
Numbers in the first programme include `Incident in Jazz', `Thermopylae' and `House of Strings'.
In this programme, he looks at the work of some of the composers other than Robert Graettinger who accepted the challenge to write for the 40-piece orchestra in 1950-1. They include Pete Rugolo (`Conflict'), Franklyn Marks (`Trajectories'), Johnny Richards (`Soliloquy') and Bill Russo (`Improvisation').
|03||The Modern World||19971220|
The most original composer to write for Kenton's orchestra was undoubtedly Robert Graettinger. Max Harrison introduces recordings of the six pieces that form Graettinger's suite `The Modern World'. The soloists are John Graas (French horn), Gregory Bemko (cello) and Maynard Ferguson (trumpet).
|04 LAST||City Of Glass||19971227|
The most enigmatic of Kenton's composers, Robert Graettinger, wrote the first version of his `City of Glass' in 1947 and later recomposed it for the orchestra. Max Harrison introduces recordings of both versions of the suite. The early version comes from a 1993 disc by the Ebony Band of Holland, conductor Gunther Schuller, and the second by the Innovations Orchestra.