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David Tennant/Amazing Keystone Big Band: Peter & the Wolf and Jazz [Digipak]

Audio Samples

  1. Peter & the Wolf, Op. 67 (Jazz Version): Overture $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Peter & the Wolf, Op. 67 (Jazz Version): Introduction to the Characters $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Peter & the Wolf, Op. 67 (Jazz Version): Early One Morning Peter Opened the Gate $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Peter & the Wolf, Op. 67 (Jazz Version): On the Branch of a Big Tree $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Peter & the Wolf, Op. 67 (Jazz Version): Just Then a Duck Came Waddling Round $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Peter & the Wolf, Op. 67 (Jazz Version): Look Out! Shouted Peter $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Peter & the Wolf, Op. 67 (Jazz Version): Grandfather Came Out $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Peter & the Wolf, Op. 67 (Jazz Version): No Sooner Had Peter Gone $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Peter & the Wolf, Op. 67 (Jazz Version): In a Twinkling the Cat Climbed into the Tree $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Peter & the Wolf, Op. 67 (Jazz Version): And Now, This Is How Things Stood $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Peter & the Wolf, Op. 67 (Jazz Version): In the Meantime, Behind the Closed Gate $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Peter & the Wolf, Op. 67 (Jazz Version): Peter Said to the Bird $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Peter & the Wolf, Op. 67 (Jazz Version): Meanwhile, Peter Made a Lasso with His Rope… $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Peter & the Wolf, Op. 67 (Jazz Version): Just Then, Hunters Came Out of the Woods $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Peter & the Wolf, Op. 67 (Jazz Version): Imagine the Triumphant Procession! $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Peter & the Wolf, Op. 67 (Jazz Version): Above Them Flew the Bird, Chirping Merrily $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Peter & the Wolf, Op. 67 (Jazz Version): Soulful Cat $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Peter & the Wolf, Op. 67 (Jazz Version): Elegy for a Duck $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Peter & the Wolf, Op. 67 (Jazz Version): Beware of the Wolf $0.99 on iTunes

Track List

>Overture
>Introduction to the Characters
>Early One Morning Peter Opened the Gate
>On the Branch of a Big Tree
>Just Then a Duck Came Waddling Round
>Suddenly, Something Caught Peter's Eye
>Look Out! Shouted Peter
>Grandfather Came Out
>No Sooner Had Peter Gone
>In a Twinkling the Cat Climbed Into the Tree
>And Now, This Is How Things Stood
>In the Meantime, Behind the Closed Gate
>Peter Said to the Bird
>Meanwhile, Peter Made a Lasso With His Rope.
>Just Then, Hunters Came Out of the Woods
>Imagine the Triumphant Procession!
>Above Them Flew the Bird, Chirping Merrily
>Bird's Tweets. Presto Leggiero
>Soulful Cat. Maligno Affamato
>Elegy for a Duck. Andante Piangendo
>Hunter's Blues. Allegro Resoluto
>Beware of the Wolf. Agitato Furioso
>Grandpa's Shuffle. Moderato Capriccioso
>Peter's March: Giocoso Alla Marcia

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

Scottish actor David Tennant is well known from his starring roles in the popular British television show Doctor Who and as Barty Crouch, Jr. in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. On this special release from Le Chant du Monde, Tennant stars as the narrator in a fantastic jazz transcription of Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and The Wolf. Taking the place of a classical orchestra, The Amazing Keystone Big Band provide the musical elements that are essential to the telling of this classic story. The booklet also portrays the story in a series of magnificent illustrations by the French artist Martin Jarrie. Commissioned in 2012 by the Festival Jazz Vienne, this "non-classical" Peter and the Wolf aimed to introduce children to jazz. Prokofiev wrote the original work in 1936 to give young listeners an introduction to the instruments of the classical orchestra. Three-quarters of a century later, (with no small thanks to The Doctor) this new version will delight and inspire listeners of all ages.

Album Notes

Personnel: Thibaut François (guitar); Jean-Phillipe Scali, Pierre Dessasis, Kenny Jeanney, Jon Boutellier, Ghyslain Regard, Eric Prost (flute, saxophone); David Enhco, Thierry Senau, Vincent Labarre, Félicien Bouchot (trumpet); Renaud de Jouvenel (French horn); Sylvain Thomas, Bastien Ballaz, Aloïs Benoit (trombone); Frederic Nardin (piano); Patrick Maradan (double bass); Romain Sarron (drums).

Audio Mixers: Alban Moraud; Thomas Vintrigner.

Recording information: Soho Voices, London (01/29/2015); Studio of Théâtre Durance, Château-Amoux (01/29/2015); Soho Voices, London (02/11/2013-02/14/2013); Studio of Théâtre Durance, Château-Amoux (02/11/2013-02/14/2013).

Editor: Alban Moraud.

Illustrator: Martin Jarrie.

Arrangers: Frederic Nardin; Jon Boutellier; Bastien Ballaz.



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