To this day Paul Whiteman is regarded as the “King of Jazz”. With his fabulous orchestra and ingenious arrangements, he ensured that jazz became respectable and found its way into high culture from the 1920s onwards. Simon Rattle has long had a weakness for Whiteman’s unmistakable sound and brings it to life again in this Late Night concert: a wonderful journey into the world of symphonic jazz.
Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra – The Greatest Hits: Arrangements of Makin’ Whopee, Dardanella, My Blue Heaven, San, Sweet Sue, After You’ve Gone and other Songs