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Bobby McFerrin: Swinging Bach

Concerto in D Major, BWV 972, 1st Movement, Allegro (German Brass)
Orchestra Suite No. 1 in C Major, BWV 1066, Bouree I/II (Gewandhausorchester Leipsig, Christian Gansch Fugue No. 5 in D Major, BWV 850, from "The Well-Tempered Clavier" (Jacques Loussier Trio)
Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043, Vivace (Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Christian Gansch)
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 (German Brass)
Orchestra Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068, Air (Bobby Mferrin, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig)
Concerto in D Major, BWV 972, 3rd Movement, Allegro (German Brass)
Fudge Fugue in G Minor (Quintessence Saxaphone Quintet)
Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043, Allegro (Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Christian Gansch)
"Bach's Lunch," Variations on Themes by J.S. Bach (Turtle Island String Quartet)
Snow What (Turtle Island String Quartet)
Deconstructing Johann (King's Singers)
Improvisation on "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" (Bobby McFerrin/Jacques Loussier Trio)
Orchestra suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068, Gavotte (Jacques Loussier Trio)
"Tocatta & Funk & Choral" (Quintessence Saxophone Quintet)
"Seven Steps to Bach" J.S. Bach/Miles Davies (Turtle Island String Quartet)
Orchestra Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067, Menuet/Badinerie (Jiri Stivin/ Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Christian Gansch)
"Jazz Medley," Part A (Jiri Stivin & Collegium Quodlibet)
"jazz Medley," Part B (Jiri Stivin & Collegium Quodlibet)
"Improvisation" (Bobby McFerrin)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, BWV 1054, Allegro (Jacques Loussier Trio)
Orchestra Suite no. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068, Gigue; End Credits

"Swinging Bach" is a 122 minute documentary of a festival that took place in the old town square of Leipzig, Germany. before a large, appreciative audience (who are standing throughout, are introduced to the groups in both English and German by an attractive pair of emcees, and who get seriously rained on later in the show). Featured are 12 groups of different genres, mostly instrumental, all playing Bach pieces or variations on Bach pieces. The German Brass and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, directed by Christian Gansch, are followed by a jazz interpretation of "Fugue No. 5 in D Minor" by the Jacques Loussier Trio, then another Bach Concerto and Fugue by the Leipzig orchestra and the German Brass. Then comes one of our favorite pieces, Bobby McFerrin with the G. Leipzig, doing a wonderful faux (violin?) lead on "Orchestra Suite No. 3 in D Minor," followed by more German Brass, G. Leipzig and some nice pieces by two quintets, the Quintessence Saxophone Quintet and Turtle Island String Quintet. Another of our favorites follows, The King' Singers. with a brilliant a cappella medley of Bach samples, "Deconstructing Johann," with their own very funny added lyrics, which we would like to see written down so we could appreciate them more. Quite a few added features follow, our favorites being "Improvisation on "Wachet auf ruft uns de Stimme," featuring Bobby with the Loussier Trio, and a piece with Bobby and the G. Leipzig where he goes into one of his standard concert improvisational vocal riffs. "Swinging" is an amazing event with some particularly nice work by McFerrin and the King' Singers.

Item code: 4602DVD | DVD | $22.98 |add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | A Cappella | Male | Run Time: 124 Minutes
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