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From the Archives: Swing Tunes and Looney Tunes.

Composer and musician Don Byron in a concert featuring music from his cd, "Bug Music." It includes music by the likes of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, The John Kirby band, and even some cartoon music by Raymond Scott, who composed for Warner Brothers. Byron plays the clarinet, and is joined by his band. Byron is joined by: Charles Lewis (Trumpet), Robert DeBellis (Alto and Tenor Saxophone), Uri Caine (Piano), Steve Alcott (Bass), Dean Bowman (Vocals), and Richie Schwartz (Drums). (REBROADCAST FROM 1-23-97)


Don Byron's Swinging "Looney Toons"

A live concert in the WHYY Forum with jazz clarinetist Don Byron and his "Bug Orchestra." On their new recording "Bug Music," they play the music of The Raymond Scott Quintette, John Kirby & His Orchestra, the Duke Ellington Orchestra -- and a lot of cartoon music. Byron has become best known for playing klezmer, but musically he's all over the map: he plays jazz with his Don Byron Quintet, modern classical music with the Semaphore quintet, and he toured Europe with Music for Six Musicians, an Afro-Cuban ensemble.

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