Symphony No. 1

Release date
4 Oct 1999
Running length
4 tracks
Running time
43:37

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 First Movement 17:17 261
2 Fast Movement 7:05 253
3 Slow Movement 9:01 252
4 Last Movement (Variations) 10:14 99

About this album

Joe Jackson - Symphony No. 1

Wikipedia information:
Symphony No. 1 is a 1999 album by Joe Jackson. Jackson received a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album in 2001, after several unsuccessful nominations for previous work. Symphony No. 1 was played by a band of jazz and rock musicians including Steve Vai and Terence Blanchard.

Track Listing:
All tracks composed by Jackson.

1. “First Movement” – 17:17
2. “Fast Movement” – 7:05
3. “Slow Movement” – 9:01

4. “Last Movement (Variations)” – 10:14

Personnel:
* Joe Jackson – Piano
* Wessell Anderson – Alto saxophone
* Terence Blanchard – Trumpet
* Gary Burke – Drums
* Robin Eubanks – Trombone
* Mat Fieldes – Electric bass, acoustic bass
* Sue Hadjopoulos – Percussion
* Mary Rowell – Viola, electric violin
* Steve Vai – Electric guitar

allmusic information:

Review by William Ruhlmann
No one who has been following Joe Jackson’s more recent career will be surprised that he has produced Symphony No. 1, nor will they be surprised at its contents, especially if they have heard his previous instrumental works. In his liner notes, Jackson immediately defends himself against the charge that this cannot be a symphony since it is not being played by a symphony orchestra, but rather by a ten-piece ensemble featuring jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard and rock guitarist Steve Vai.

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