These are videos that I like: Ghost Train Orchestra – “Beethoven Riffs On”


Ghost Train Orchestra - "Book of Rhapsodies"Today’s featured video is from Ghost Train Orchestra performing “Beethoven Riffs On,” a song from their 2013 release Book of Rhapsodies.  Performed at Brooklyn’s Jalopy Theatre back in March 2012, Brian Carpenter‘s crew reimagines Movement 2 from Beethoven’s 7th Symphony as if meant for a jazz orchestra.

It’s this kind of creativity you can expect from their newest album Hot Town, which was just recommended here on this site (LINK).

Your video personnel:  Brian Carpenter (trumpet), Petr Cancura (clarinet, tenor sax), Dennis Lichtman (clarinet), Andy Laster (alto sax), Curtis Hasselbring (trombone), Ron Caswell (tuba), Mazz Swift (violin), Tanya Kalmanovitch (viola), Avi Bortnick (slide guitar), Michael Bates (double bass) and Rob Garcia (drums).

Check out more Ghost Train Orchestra videos on Carpenter’s Vimeo page.

You can listen to the album Book of Rhapsodies (and purchase it in a number of file formats) at the Orchestra’s Bandcamp page.

I hope your week is proceeding along nicely.