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  • Michael Colgrass Talks About "Arctic Dreams"

    • 2 years ago
    • 1,533 views
    "Michael Colgrass: Music Maverick" is a documentary in progress about Pulitzer Prize--winning composer Michael Colgrass. In this excerpt, he talks about living in the Arctic in 1989 and finding the...
  • Michael Colgrass 'Jazz Portraits'

    • 3 years ago
    • 137 views
    Composer Michael Colgrass invited over a few friends one night to tell them stories from 'Adventures of an American Composer,' his book of personal anecdotes about jazz and classical music. Here he...
  • Michael Colgrass: Discovering BeBop

    • 3 years ago
    • 265 views
    Composer Michael Colgrass was playing drums in his own swing band in small-town Brookfield, Ill., when a fan approached him after a gig — and said Michael should hear a new kind of jazz called bebo...
  • Sure. He actually says "licks" his finger (rather than "lips"). Then in the section you mentioned, he says: “...and we all went on super alert. People start looking around and cuing off of each other, especially off of Sam Baron, who is the principal flutist and he’s right in the center of the orchestra. He’s nodding his head to Ted Weiss over in the trumpets and to Izzy [Isidore Cohen] over in the first violins, and we’re playing the piece without a conductor...”

    'The Rite of Spring' with Chivas Regal

    • 4 years ago
    • 7,741 views
    Michael Colgrass played percussion on the classic Stravinsky Conducts Stravinsky recording of The Rite of Spring for Columbia Records in 1961. Like other players in the Columbia Symphony Orchestra,...
  • Michael Colgrass: 'How I Got Into Classical Music'

    • 3 years ago
    • 320 views
    In 1951, composer Michael Colgrass was a jazz drummer who dismissed his classical music studies — until a teacher encouraged him to try writing his own piece of music. From that moment on he was a ...
  • YouTube Settings

    • 3 years ago
    • 15 views
  • What a terrific performance -- wonderful!

    Jewish Community Concert - Cantor Peter Halpern - Phoenix, Arizona

    Phoenix Jewish Community Choir Concert - May 23, 2010
    Cantor Peter Halpern
    John Massaro, Conductor
    Dan Kurek, piano
  • Writing a Ballet Overnight

    • 4 years ago
    • 295 views
    Michael Colgrass was a percussionist with the Joffrey Ballet in 1966 when lawyers walked into a rehearsal and pulled Ravel's G Major Piano Concerto right off the stands. The ballet company was desp...
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