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Film, Video Aaron Diehl, Piano

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  • Aaron Diehl, Piano


  • An erudite and elegant stylist, pianist and composer Aaron Diehl takes up the enviable task of the Library's jazz scholars: to delve deeply into our rich archives and examine a few of our treasures. His Blues and the Spanish Tinge recital tracks the essential ingredients in the creation of jazz. Selections from the performance include works ranging from Cervantes to Jelly Roll Morton.

    [0:34] "Blues and the Spanish Tinge": Remarks by Aaron Diehl
    [4:46] Ignacio Cervantes (1847-1905): Six Cuban Dances (1875-95)
    1. La Tarde Está Amorosa
    2. Mis Amores
    3. Ditirámbica
    4. Tintilla de Rota
    5. ¡No Llores Más!
    6. De Mil Amores
    [16:04] Robert Johnson (1911-1938): Come on in My Kitchen (c. 1936)
    [23:25] Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869): Danza, op. 33 (1857-9)
    [29:33] Jelly Roll Morton (1890-1941): Original Jelly Roll Blues (1905)
    [34:54] Remarks on Jelly Roll Morton
    [36:38] W.C. Handy (1873-1958): St. Louis Blues (1914)
    [42:38] Aaron Diehl (b. 1985): Blues People (2018)
    [50:40] Comments on Jelly Roll Morton
    [52:10] Jelly Roll Morton: Finger Breaker [Finger Buster] (52:10)

Event Date

  • March 23, 2019

Running Time

  • 55 minutes 7 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image

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