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David Amram performs during a memorial service for Frank McCourt at Symphony Space on October 6, 2009 in New York City.
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David Amram On Piano Jazz

David Amram On Piano Jazz

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Known for his compositions, film scores and appearances as a guest conductor, David Amram started his professional life in music as a French hornist in the National Symphony Orchestra in the early 1950s. He went on to play horn in the legendary jazz bands of Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie and Lionel Hampton. He is a prolific composer whose music is based on Latin American, Middle Eastern, ancient Jewish and modern idioms. In this 1991 session, Amram performs on piano, horn and a variety of flutes and whistles.

Originally broadcast in the fall of 1983.

Set List

  • "Splendor In The Grass" (Amram)
  • "Georgia On My Mind" (Carmichael)
  • "Blue Monk" (Monk)
  • "Pensativa" (Fisher)
  • "I Can't Get Started" (Duke, Gershwin)
  • "With You In Mind" (McPartland)
  • "Take The A Train" (Strayhorn)
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