The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.058  Thursday, 9 February 2012


From:        Jim Carroll <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         February 8, 2012 6:05:53 PM EST

Subject:     "Sweet Thunder"


Those list members who enjoy both jazz and Shakespeare may also enjoy Delfeayo Marsalis’ CD “Sweet Thunder”, which is a re-imagining of Duke Ellington’s “Such Sweet Thunder” jazz suite/tone poem celebrating Shakespeare’s characters and themes. There are many highlights, but one is Branford Marsalis’ “Egyptian Snake Charmer” soprano sax solo on “Half the Fun”, the piece intended to represent Shakespeare’s Cleopatra.


Jim Carroll

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