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Bernstein, Gershwin, Novacek & D'Rivera: music for clarinet & piano

Jon Manasse, Jon Nakamatsu
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    Acclaimed duo partners Jon Manasse and Jon Nakamatsu turn their focus on American composers in this jazz-inflected program of clarinet and piano music by Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, and, in its first recording, John Novacek and Paquito D’Rivera. ‘A brilliant, if unusual, clarinet-and-piano team’ – ‘Jon Manasse’s beautiful legato and Jon Nakamatsu’s incisive pianism are a delight.’ –

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    JOHN NOVACEK [1964-]
    Four Rags for Two Jons (2006)
    · I. Schenectady (3'02)
    · II. 4th Street Drag (4'07)
    · III. Recuperation (2'44)
    · IV. Full Stride Ahead (2'31)
    PAQUITO D'RIVERA [1948-]
    The Cape Cod Files (2009)
    · Benny @ 100 (6'01)
    · Bandoneón (5'53)
    · Lecuonerías (4'39)
    · Chiquita Blues (6'16)
    LEONARD BERNSTEIN [1918-1990]
    Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1942)
    · I. Grazioso (4'12)
    · II. Andantino – Vivace e leggiero (6'33)
    GEORGE GERSHWIN [1898-1937]
    Three Preludes (1926)
    · I. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso (1'40)
    · II. Andante con moto e poco rubato (4'24)
    · III. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso (1'19)
    · I Got Rhythm (from Girl Crazy, 1930) (2'24)

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