The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.058 Thursday, 9 February 2012
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.