Orchestra U.S.A.

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        In the fall of 1962, John Lewis, with the assistance of Gunther Schuller and percussionist Harold Farberman, formed Orchestra U.S.A. The purpose of the huge orchestra (which included a string section and jazz soloists) was to perform original works that combined advanced jazz with classical music -- essentially third stream works. The ensemble's repertoire ranged from pompous to inspiring with material contributed by Lewis, Schuller, Gary McFarland, Benny Golson, Jimmy Giuffre, ... Read more

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