Jimmy Green's Beautiful Life This Weekend On Jazz Night In America On WCLK
Jazz Saxophonist Jimmy Green's world forever changed when his daughter Ana died in the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012. He has taken his feelings and produced a jazz opus called Beautiful Life. Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride airs Sunday at 7pm on WCLK and will feature a live performance of Beautiful Life.
From Mack Avenue PR: "I want the music to reflect the way that Ana lived," Greene says. He fulfills that mandate with an intense, cohesive, genre-spanning program--juxtaposing the hardcore instrumental jazz for which he is best known with traditional spirituals, contemporary Christian music, standard ballads and three original songs framing his own lyrics. Animating the repertoire is a gold-standard rhythm section (Renee Rosnes, piano; Christian McBride, bass; Lewis Nash, drums), augmented at various points by guitarists Pat Metheny and Jonathan DuBose, Jr.; pianists Kenny Barron and Cyrus Chestnut; vocalists Kurt Elling, Javier Colon and Latanya Farrell; spoken word from Tony Award®-winning actress Anika Noni Rose; a 13-piece string ensemble from the Hartford Symphony Orchestra; as well as an accomplished children's choir.
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