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Jason Yeager Stuck In Time The Kurt Vonnegut Suite SSC1672 CD
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FormatAudio CD
Ordering NumberSSC1672
labelSunnyside Records
Release date18/11/2022
  • Fahie, Mike
  • Horne, Alphonso
  • Laslie, Patrick
  • Mulherkar, Riley
  • Pino, Lucas
  • Su, Yuhan
  • Yeager, Jason
  • Zenon, Miguel

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      “Comedians and jazz musicians have been more comforting and enlightening to me than preachers or politicians or philosophers or poets or painters or novelists of my time. Historians in the future, in my opinion, will congratulate us on very little other than our clowning and our jazz.” —Kurt Vonnegut

      While Kurt Vonnegut undoubtedly found his true calling as an author, writing such classics as Slaughterhouse-Five, Mother Night, Cat’s Cradle, and the short story collection Welcome to the Monkey House, he once speculated about another potential career. “What I would really like to have been, given a perfect world, is a jazz pianist,” Vonnegut said. “I mean jazz. I don’t mean rock and roll. I mean the never-the-same-twice music the American black people gave the world.”

      The literary world can be thankful that Vonnegut stuck with the typewriter rather than the piano, but on the occasion of the great satirist’s 100th birthday, the pianist and composer Jason Yeager will gift him the next best thing: a new suite of music inspired by Vonnegut’s writings. On Unstuck in Time: The Kurt Vonnegut Suite, Yeager presents eleven new compositions vibrantly capturing the incisive wit and skewed vision of one

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      CD 1
      • 1.Now It's the Women's Turn07:22
      • 2.Bokonon06:59
      • 3.Ballad for Old Salo08:24
      • 4.Kilgore's Creed05:56
      • 5.Unk's Fate07:41
      • 6.So It Goes01:32
      • 7.Blues for Billy Pilgrim07:24
      • 8.Nancy's Revenge05:24
      • 9.Rudy's Waltz04:39
      • 10.Blue Fairy Godmother05:12
      • 11.Tralfamadorian Rhapsody04:22
      • Total:01:04:55