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Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra - Oliver Nelson

Megan Sukys/Dave Beck
06/08/2006

Oliver Nelson was the genius behind songs performed by Thelonious Monk, James Brown, Diana Ross, and many more. Members of Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra play his music live in our performance studio. Also author Heather Lende and Sounds Familiar with Amanda Wilde.

Today's Featured Music Selection: Bernard Hermann Sound Tracks
Fans of Alfred Hitchcock films have shuddered to the screaming violins from Psycho, the dizzying arpeggios from Vertigo and the avian sounds edited together as the sonic backdrop to The Birds. These sounds spring from the imagination of Bernard Hermann, the composer who was a frequent Hitchcock collaborator. Hermann, who lived from 1911 to 1975, wrote 1960's television themes to Gunsmoke, The Twilight Zone and Perry Mason and also composed film music for Martin Scorcese, Ray Harryhausen and Orson Welles. We hear music from four Alfred Hitchcock/ Bernard Hermann collaborations.

Selected Tracks on The Beat:

Bernard Hermann Soundtracks to Hitchcock Films:
1. North By Northwest
2. Marnie
3. Vertigo
4. Psycho

05:00 - Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra - Oliver Nelson
Oliver Nelson was the genius behind songs performed by Thelonious Monk, James Brown, Diana Ross, and many more. Now the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra presents a tribute concert to this prolific and creative composer. Members of SRJO play live in our performance studio.

33:00 - Heather Lende
Community can mean one thing when you're living in a big city, but quite another when, like Heather Lende, you've made your home in Haines, Alaska. The tiny town is tucked away 90 miles north of Juneau and accessible only by air or sea. Heather Lende speaks with John Moe.

47:00 - Sounds Familiar: 'I Love To Singa'
Amanda Wilde, host of The Swing Years and Beyond, joins us with the little-known history of songs we didn't know we knew so well.

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