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Brant, Henry / Henry Brant Collection, Volume 8, The
Album:Henry Brant Collection, Volume 8, The Collection:Classical
Artist:Brant, Henry Added:03/2008
Label:Innova Recordings 

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Add Date:2010-04-11 Pull Date:2010-06-13 Charts:Classical/Experimental
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 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 15, 2010:"In Your Ear ..." with Bug, where are you decca?
Revenge Before Breakfast (1982)
4.May 04, 2010:ScramPop
Whoopee In D (excerpt)/Jazz Toccata on a Bach Theme, Jazz Clarinet Concerto (1946): Iii
2.May 29, 2010:Music Casserole
Revenge Before Breakfast (1982)
5.Apr 19, 2010:Frequency Jam
Whoopee In D (Orig. 1938 Rev. 1984)
3.May 15, 2010:Music Casserole
Music For A Five And Dime Store (Orig. 1932 Rev. 1984)
6.Apr 15, 2010:Memory Select
Music For A Five And Dime Store (Orig. 1932 Rev. 1984)

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2010-03-16 
Classical comedy, new-music, and jazz tracks all from this composer, born in 1913 and still-living. For ensembles of various sizes, 3 tracks with voices. The new music is rather accessible, as far as the genre goes.

“Comedy” classical tracks-
1.Lyrical overture, happy, songlike- references Bach?
4.A wrong march, modern piano & strings run & lurch w/cartoonishly high soprano wordlessly warbling
11.Great poem by his former wife, unfortunately hard to hear in this poor recording. Bits of recitation interleaved with wind and brass in speaking rhythms, bits of melody.

“Modern”
2.Pianos, violin, metallic percussion, semi-melodic, mid-temp. Reminiscent of busy public transport.
3.mid-slow. dissonant accordion, woodblocks & bells, high flutes. At times “looping”, though mostly loose & sparse, querulous.
9.clumsy dancing giant. Quiet end
10.quiet start, gamelan & bells, voices start shouting in panic about thin air, with sax squawks

“jazz”
5.Semi-improvized old-jazz in Art Tatum style. Fun piano duet. Could also go under “comedy” since it riffs on a famous Bach tune.
6-8.Cassette recording of composition originally commissioned by Benny Goodman in 1946, and it has that big-band sound. 6 fast, rousing. 7 bluesy, slow. 8 peppy, builds.

Track Listing
1.Whoopee In D (Orig. 1938 Rev. 1984) 6.Jazz Clarinet Concerto (1946): I
2.Music For A Five And Dime Store (Orig. 1932 Rev. 1984) 7.Jazz Clarinet Concerto (1946): Ii
3.Revenge Before Breakfast (1982) 8.Jazz Clarinet Concerto (1946): Iii
4.Inside Track (1982) 9.Double Crank Hand Organ Music (Orig. 1933 Rev. 1984)
5.Jazz Toccata On A Bach Theme (Toccata On "Wachet Auf") (1940) 10.Alititude 8750 (1990)
 11.Dialog In The Jungle (1964)