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Valerie Coleman
Extra Eclectic

Celebrating history and heritage

Extra Eclectic - Feb. 22

Our celebration of Black History Month continues on this week’s episode of Extra Eclectic, hosted by Steve Seel, with a collection of Black composers paying tribute to musicians and performers who inspired them. We’ll hear William Banfield's Symphony No. 6, which honors legendary jazz artists, Valerie Coleman's Portraits of Josephine, which honors Josephine Baker, and Jeff Scott's Startin' Sumthin, a musical tribute to ragtime.

Episode Playlist

Startin' Sumthin'
Jeff Scott (Composer)
Startin' Sumthin' (Album)
Imani Winds (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 4:50

Shelley Washington (Composer)
Freedom and Faith (Album)
Publiquartet (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 9:16

Symphony No. 6
William Banfield (Composer)
Alan Balter (Conductor)
Childs, B: The Distant Land, Etc. (Album)
Akron Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 22:51

Portraits Of Josephine: Paris 1925
Valerie Coleman (Composer)
Josephine Baker: A Life Of Le Jazz Hot! (Album)
Imani Winds (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 6:39

Swing Symphony: The Low Down (Up On High)
Wynton Marsalis (Composer)
David Robertson (Conductor)
Wynton Marsalis's Swing Symphony (Album)
Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 7:37

Let God Bring Tomorrow
Joshua Mcghee (Composer)
Where Freedom Rings: Compositions By Contemporary African American Composers (Album)
Picasso Ensemble (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Douglas Brown, Bassoon (Soloist)
Duration: 4:27

William Grant Still (Composer)
Africa: Piano Music of William Grant Still (Album)
Denver Oldham, Piano (Soloist)
Duration: 8:06

Sonata Da Chiesa
Adolphus Hailstork (Composer)
Czech National Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra)
Paul Freeman Introduces, Vol. 8 (Album)
Paul Freeman (Conductor)
Duration: 19:26

A Spark and a Glimmer
Lauren Mccall (Composer)
Amplify: Changing America's Playlist (Rii Vol. 1) (Album)
Caitlin Edwards, Violin (Soloist)
Duration: 8:58

Daniel Bernard Roumain (Dbr) (Composer)
New Day Begun (Album)
Publiquartet (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 6:07

When I Lay Me Down To Sleep
James Mulholland (Composer)
Jason Max Ferdinand (Conductor)
The Aeolians (Album)
The Aeolians (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 4:35

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