The Artistry of Brookmeyer and Akiyoshi

February 15, 2022

Darius Hampton leads the Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra in a program of music by Bob Brookmeyer and Toshiko Akiyoshi.

Brookmeyer and Akiyoshi were two “masters of the pen” who recognized the genius of their predecessors in jazz and classical music, and harnessed their creative techniques and skills to create works exploring music’s elements of rhythm, harmony, melody, and texture. 

Works by Toshiko Akiyoshi

(00:03:41) Tuning Up 
(00:16:17) My Elegy
(00:27:01) Transience 
(00:33:54) Warning!
(00:40:29) Song for the Harvest 
(00:49:49) March of the Tadpoles

Works by Bob Brookmeyer

(00:57:10) The American Express 
(01:08:13) Ding Dong Ding 
(01:16:06) ABC Blues
(01:30:44) Make Me Smile 
(01:41:27) First Love Song 
(01:51:43) Hello and Goodbye

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