All About Jazz

Got the Saint Louis Blues – Classical Music in the Jazz Age

About album

VocalEssence; Philip Brunelle, conductor

recorded on February 16, 1998 at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota; copyright 2004

two tracks: The Chariot Jubilee by R. Nathaniel Dett; Charlestonia: Folk Rhapsody for Orchestra, No.1 by Edmond Thornton Jenkins

Genre: African-American composers
Publisher: Gothic, Orcas, Washington
Label: Clarion CLR907CD

"The works on this excellent recording [by VocalEssence] capture the spirit of the age, and the outstanding performances capture the spirit of the music. From the absolute stunning beauty of the pieces by Florence Price to the greatness of both Rhapsodies, they are all winners."

- Joseph Jennings, Music Director, Chanticleer