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Jazz orchestra rehearsal for tomorrow night’s Sinatra celebration in Jordan Hall!
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By JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer
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The purpose of El Sistema, Hernandez-Estrada said, “is to use music, to use our culture, as the vehicle to raise up a new generation of achievers and give them the tools they need to succeed. “All instruction is done in ensembles, and we meet five days a week, so the instruction is intensive,” Hernandez-Estrada said. “The idea is to develop a sense of discipline and focus, as well as the ability to work accurately and to work well with others.
Today in Frank Sinatra Land: “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” was arranged by Nelson Riddle for one of Sinatra’s first recording sessions for Capitol Records, on April 30, 1953. Riddle was hired to ghost-write in the style of Billy May. But Sinatra immediately noticed the distinctive approach taken in Riddle’s arrangement, asking “Hey, who wrote this?” after hearing it. It was the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship, contributing to many of Sinatra’s finest recordings
Did you know: Originally composed as an instrumental, “Witchcraft” was released as a single in 1957 by Frank Sinatra, remaining on the Billboard top 40 for 14 weeks. In 1959, “Witchcraft” was nominated in the first ever Grammy awards for 6 awards including Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Arrangement.
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