Mists: Charles Ives for Jazz Orchestra
by Jack Cooper
About the Album
Mists: Charles Ives for Jazz Orchestra is a jazz album produced by Planet Arts Recordings and released in August 2014. The recording is centered on Charles Ives' art song arranged for 17 piece jazz orchestra by composer Jack Cooper; this is a Third stream approach to jazz made more widely know by earlier band leaders and composers such as Paul Whiteman, Gunther Schuller, George Russell and Don Sebesky. Noted Ives scholar Gayle Magee writes,"These recordings preserve the essence of (Ives) classics...while offering a fresh, modern reinterpretation for Ives fans and jazz enthusiasts alike."