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The Shakespeare Sonnet Song Cycle

Music composed by Burnett Thompson
Live at Castleton in Performance
Nov. 11, 2012
Complete Concert on DVD
The Webpage

Christmas in Vienna

Christmas in Vienna: The webpage

Uncertain Times

Great American jazz standards performed by pianist Burnett Thompson, as well as his own improvised compositions.

Cadence Magazine Review, April 1995
Washington Post Review, Dec. 1994
Washington Times Review, Dec. 1994

Second Smile

The American Songbook and compositions of Burnett Thompson for Jazz Trio. Burnett Thompson, pianist, Louis Hinds, bassist, Leonard Cuddy, drummer.

JazzTimes Review, August 1997
Washington Post Review, Dec. 1995

Creation: A Jazz Suite

Based on the opening of the Book of Genesis, Creation is a work comprised of 11 pieces for various combinations of a jazz sextet, composed by Burnett Thompson.

JazzTimes Review, May, 1998
Cadence Magazine Review, April 1998
Washington Post Review, Dec. 1997
Musicians in the Band
The Text

Beauty’s Rose

Derived from the Sonnets of William Shakespeare: A collection of improvised pieces for solo piano, all composed by Burnett Thompson

JazzTimes Review, August 1997
Washington Post Review, Dec. 1996
Cadence Magazine Review, 1997
List of Tunes
The Text

Kingdom of Swing

The New Columbia Swing Orchestra

This important recording of the NCSO includes original scores by Benny Goodman as well as arrangements made exclusively for the the 16 member Big Band. New Columbia Swing Orchestra with clarinetist Frank Guldseth.

List of Tunes

"I grew up in the swing era and played this music the first time around. The sound of this band is remarkably authentic. Frank has captured the excitement and energy of a great era, with superb musicians and arrangements true to the day...with a classy touch of Benny Goodman thrown in . It's a kick being a part of it."

James Lester, author of Too Marvelous for Words: The Life and Genius of Art Tatum (Oxford University Press, 1994)

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Christmas 2011
Burnett Thompson, Pianist