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Ebony Band Amsterdam / Werner Herbers

City of Glass

  • Type CD
  • Label Channel Classics
  • UPC 0723385639428
  • Catalog number CCS 6394
  • Release date 19 August 2002
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About the album

Robert Frederick Graettinger was born in the small town of Ontario (California) in 1923. Little is known of his early musical experiences, except that he played the saxophone during his high school years. At the age of 17 he heard a series of performances by Stan Kenton in Hollywood, and at this time he showed them an arrangement which he had made. "The arrangements were amateurish, but ambitious. Stan encouraged the boy to keep writing, and forgot him". (Straight Ahead, page 134) Six years later, Kenton again received an arrangement, Thermopylae, from Graettinger, and immediately hired him. He saw Graettinger as someone who would be able to help him achieve his goal of shaking off the dance-band image, opening the way to appearances in prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall.....

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    1
    Incident In Jazz
     
    04:44
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    2
    Conflict
     
    04:42
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    3
    Trajectories
     
    04:23
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    4
    Graettinger #3
     
    04:22
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    City of Glass I Part 1, the Enterance/Skyscrapers
     
    03:21
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    City of Glass I Part 2, Dance At the Mirror
     
    03:03
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    City of Glass I Part 3, Conclusion
     
    02:50
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    April In Paris
     
    03:12
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    Laura
     
    04:52
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    Thermopylae
     
    02:58
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    Mirage
     
    04:41
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    Untitled
     
    02:39
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    City of Glass II Part 1, Entrance Into the City/The Structure
     
    08:33
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    City of Glass II Part 2, Dance Before the Mirror
     
    05:05
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    City of Glass II Part 3, Reflections
     
    04:27

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