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Don Shirley Orpheus In The Underworld / Improvisations (2-CD)

Orpheus In The Underworld / Improvisations (2-CD)
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CD Details

  • The album "Orpheus In The Underworld" was originally released as Cadence 1009. "Improvisations" was originally released as Cadence 1015.
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Collectables Records
  • Original Album #1: Cadence 1009 (1956)
  • Original Album #2: Cadence 1015 (1956)

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Jamaican-born pianist/organist Don Shirley's place in music has always been unique, lying somewhere between classical and jazz, and his virtuosity was always marveled at by his peers. The first recording features his improvisations based on the mythological story of Orpheus in the Underworld; on the second selection he and his bass player Richard Davis shine on their improvs of popular standards.

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Orpheus In The Underworld (Band 1)
  • 2.Orpheus In The Underworld (Band 2)
  • 3.Orpheus In The Underworld (Band 3)
  • 4.Orpheus In The Underworld (Band 4)
  • 5.Orpheus In The Underworld (Band 5)
  • 6.Orpheus In The Underworld (Band 6)
  • 7.Orpheus In The Underworld (Band 7)
  • 8.Orpheus In The Underworld (Band 8)
  • 9.Orpheus In The Underworld (Band 9)
  • 10.Orpheus In The Underworld (Band 10)
  • 11.Orpheus In The Underworld (Band 11)

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Sometimes I'm Happy
  • 2.But Not For Me
  • 3.Tenderly
  • 4.What Is There To Say?
  • 5.Autumn Leaves
  • 6.Atonal Ostinato Blues In B
  • 7.When I Fall In Love
  • 8.Over The Rainbow
  • 9.Let's Fall In Love
  • 10.Walkin' By The River

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Originally released on Cadence.
In 1999, Collectables released Orpheus of the Underworld/Improvisations, which contained two complete albums -- Orpheus of the Underworld (1956, originally released on Cadence) and Improvisations (1957, originally released on Cadence) -- by Don Shirley on one compact disc. ~ Jason Birchmeier

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  • UPC: 090431275627
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