I don't need time. What I need is a deadline. – Duke Ellington


Murray Street PRODUCTION:
CD Audio


Aside from the series and specials that Murray Street has produced for public radio, we’ve also had the pleasure of working with many artists on albums and CDs, including three which have been nominated for Grammy ® awards!


The Flirtations   

"An extraordinary a cappella group!" said Spin Magazine. We produced two CDs featuring the nation's first openly gay a-capella ensemble, The Flirtations (seen in the film Philadelphia).
   Out on the Road (1992)
   Three (1996)

Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra  

The Lincoln Center Jazz orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guests including Sir Roland Hanna, Marcus Roberts, Milt Grayson, Betty Carter, Kenny Barron, Jimmy Heath, Jay McShann, Christian McBride, Dianne Reeves and more.
   The Fire of the Fundamentals (1994)
   They Came To Swing (1995)
   Live in Swing City / Swingin’ with the Duke
         (soundtrack CD from PBS/Storyville Prodn) (1999)





New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Tenth Anniversary  

CD features Clifton Chenier, Roosevelt Sykes, Henry Butler, Onward Brass
Band, Robert Pete Williams, Eubie Blake, Charles Mingus, New Orleans Ragtime
Orchestra et al. in live performance at New Orleans famous Jazz and Heritage Festival. Grammy nominee. (1978)


Music, Deep Rivers in My Soul  

An original poem by Maya Angelou set to new music composed for this work
by Wynton Marsalis. Produced with Steve Epstein and Sandra Palmer Grassi for
Limited Editions in a portfolio with illustrations by Dean Mitchell.

  The Drums
  Naked Feet Running
  The Cry of the Lonely
  Mind On Tunisia
  Broke Like Bone
  A Glory Train
  Deep River
  My Jazz, My Soul


Sweet Honey in the Rock  

This Grammy ® Award winning a-capella ensemble has led a revolution in vocal music and political song styles. Five African American women blend lyrics, movement and narrative to speak out against oppression and exploitation of every kind. Each of these recordings captures the strength and excitement of Sweet Honey in live performance. The track "Emergency" from Live at Carnegie Hall was a Grammy ® nominee. (1978 / 1983)
   Good News - (LP -1981)
   Live at Carnegie Hall - (LP/CD 1988)


Jewish Music: Between East and West  

A new three CD set featuring work of Jewish composers of the early 20th
Century St. Petersburg School and The Mediterranean School plus 19th Century
liturgical music. Produced with Roadwork for the Melton Foundation.

Civil War Classics Live at Gettysburg   

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason perform songs of the Civil War, featuring Faded
Coat of Blue, The Yellow Rose of Texas, Dixie
and Battle Hymn of the Republic. Recorded live at Gettysburg College, includes "Ashokan Farewell" created by Ungar for Ken Burns' The Civil War' PBS documentaries.


Jazz for Young People  

A ten CD jazz curriculum written and presented by Wynton Marsalis with the
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and special guests. Designed for intermediate
school students, the curriculum features teacher and student print materials and a video.


Essentially Ellington  

Each year the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra hosts Essentially Ellington: a competition that brings high school musicians from all over the US to play the music of the Duke and have a chance at performing with the Orchestra!
Our annual CD of musical examples contains the six Ellington tunes that each band will have to learn, performed by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Sent to thousands of high school bands in all 50 states, the CD gives them a taste of how to approach the Ellington classics in this annual band competition. (2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000)


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