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Robert Frederick Graettinger

Werner Herbers / Ebony Band Amsterdam

Live at the Paradiso Vol. 2

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  • Type CD
  • Label Channel Classics
  • UPC 0723385131984
  • Catalog number CCS 13198
  • Release date 19 August 2002

About the album

Robert Frederick Graettinger (1923 - 1957) composer/arranger Until shortly Robert Graettinger was known only to a small circle of jazz enthusiasts. His composition, 'City of Glass', recorded on the initiative of Stan Kenton in 1951, evoked disconcerted responses from 'chaos' to 'this isn't jazz' to 'Wagnerian pretentiousness'. Graettinger began his career as an alto saxophonist with several lesserknown bands in California, but he soon put his sax away because, as he said to one of his friends, "I have more to say than I can express with just one instrument". He studied composition for a brief period at the Westlake School of Music in Los Angeles. At the age of eighteen, he showed one of his compositions to Stan Kenton, who encouraged him to continue. In 1947, Kenton added Graettinger's 'Thermopylae' to the band's repertoire. From that time onward, Graettinger, with Pete Rugolo and Bill Russo, was one of the staff arrangers for Kenton's orchestra, which had a reputation for being 'progressive'. Stan Kenton's name may have lost most of its luster among today's jazz aficionados; nevertheless, one of the most important achievements of his career is that he gave the youthful Robert Graettinger a chance to compose pieces, to make arrangements of standards, and to be part of the process when Kenton made recordings of avant-garde pieces with his orchestra. Pete Rugolo and Bill Russo composed big band pieces in the jazz tradition; Graettinger, in contrast, tried to incorporate developments from modern classical music into the big band idiom.

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    Molshoaro
    Composer: Robert Frederick Graettinger
     
    03:06
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    Beachcomber
    Composer: Robert Frederick Graettinger
     
    03:15
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    Afternoon
    Composer: Robert Frederick Graettinger
     
    02:34
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    Loverman
    Composer: Robert Frederick Graettinger
     
    04:36
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    I Only Have Eyes for You
    Composer: Robert Frederick Graettinger
     
    03:04
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    Too Marvellous for Word
    Composer: Robert Frederick Graettinger
     
    02:30
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    Irresistable You
    Composer: Robert Frederick Graettinger
     
    04:38
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    Condolence
    Composer: Robert Frederick Graettinger
     
    03:15
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    Untitlted Original (Unfinished)
    Composer: Robert Frederick Graettinger
     
    02:11
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    Suite for String Trio and Wind Quartet, Pt. 1
    Composer: Robert Frederick Graettinger
     
    05:17
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    Suite for String Trio and Wind Quartet, Pt. 2
    Composer: Robert Frederick Graettinger
     
    05:09
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    Suite for String Trio and Wind Quartet, Pt. 3
    Composer: Robert Frederick Graettinger
     
    07:00
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    Transparency
    Composer: Robert Frederick Graettinger
     
    03:50
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    Untitled Original (Two In One)
    Composer: Robert Frederick Graettinger
     
    02:28
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    Autumn In New York
    Composer: Robert Frederick Graettinger
     
    02:41
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    Fine & Dandy
    Composer: Robert Frederick Graettinger
     
    03:57
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    I'm In the Mood for Love
    Composer: Robert Frederick Graettinger
     
    03:13
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    Everything Happens to Me
    Composer: Robert Frederick Graettinger
     
    03:41
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    Untitled Original (For Frank)
    Composer: Robert Frederick Graettinger
     
    02:44
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    Untitled Original (For Conte)
    Composer: Robert Frederick Graettinger
     
    03:34
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    Untitled Original (In Three Tempi)
    Composer: Robert Frederick Graettinger
     
    04:07

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