A Tale of Two Nutcrackers?

About a decade ago Wynton Marsalis' Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra shared the concert stage with Leonard Slatkin's New York Philharmonic.  In this concert they presented Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite side-by-side with the Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn re-imagination of this suite.

In this 6-minute video from that concert, Maestro Slatkin serves up a nice intro, discussing and comparing a few parallel excerpts from both versions.

Have fun!

Posted on December 21, 2012 and filed under Audio & Video.