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Not an Obvious Connection

Debussy and Jazz -
heard by
PAUL SARCICH

'For those with wide enough ears it will be an attractive and thought-provoking listen.'

Debussy ... et le jazz - Preludes for a quartet. © 2018 harmonia mundi musique sas

Debussy and jazz? Not an obvious connection, notwithstanding Debussy's ragtime-influenced Preludes (The Golliwogg's Cakewalk and General Lavine-eccentric). Indeed, as Alain Raemackers' notes point out, Debussy died exactly one year after the Original Dixieland Jazz Band issued the first ever jazz record, so he was unlikely to have heard anything of this new music. His own music however, had a profound influence on the jazzmen who were to come, and it is this connection that is explored in this album...

Copyright © 18 November 2018 Paul Sarcich,
London UK

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DEBUSSY ... ET LE JAZZ - PRELUDES FOR A QUARTET

CLAUDE DEBUSSY

JAZZ

HARMONIA MUNDI

CHAMBER MUSIC

PIANO MUSIC

PARIS

FRANCE

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