BLUE ENGINE RECORDS ANNOUNCES A SWINGIN’ SESAME STREET CELEBRATION FEATURING THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS


Blue Engine Records
, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s in-house record label, recently released A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on October 30, 2020.

On this digital album, which accompanies the PBS broadcast premiere of a concert film by the same name, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s fresh arrangements of classic Sesame Street songs reveal the timeless appeal of the program’s repertoire. Recorded in front of a sold-out audience at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, the concert assembles a star-studded lineup of Sesame Street characters —including Elmo, Abby, Big Bird, Bert & Ernie, and many more—to perform beloved tunes like “Rubber Duckie,” “I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon,” and “Elmo’s Song.” 

Jazz great Wynton Marsalis has been a frequent guest on Sesame Street—and now, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the landmark series, he’s returning the favor. On A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration, Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra host the Sesame Street gang in the “House of Swing” for a big band salute to a very special show.

No one is too young or too old to enjoy this hilarious, soulful, and joyous music—so be a part of our neighborhood and celebrate five decades of Sesame Street in swingin’ style. 

PBS’s broadcast of Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents: A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration aired on October 30 at 9:00p.m. ET / 8:00p.m CT. Check local listings for more details.

A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration is proudly presented in collaboration with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street.

TRACK LISTING

1. Sesame Street Theme

Sesame Street Inc. (ASCAP) / Stage Harbor Publishing (ASCAP)

Written by Joe Raposo, Jon Stone, and Bruce Hart

Arranged by Kenny Rampton

Featuring: Matthew Vogel (Big Bird), Ryan Dillon (Elmo), Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (Abby Cadabby)

2. Rubber Duckie

Festival Attractions Inc. (ASCAP)

Written by Jeff Moss

Arranged by Chris Crenshaw

Featuring: Peter Linz (Ernie)

3. It Feels Good (When You Sing a Song)

Sesame Street Inc. (ASCAP)

Written by Sam Pottle and George James

Arranged by Marcus Printup

Featuring: Chris Thomas Hayes (Hoots the Owl), Ryan Dillon (Elmo)

4. Sing After Me

Sesame Street Inc. (ASCAP)

Written by Sam Pottle and Tony Geiss

Arranged by Victor Goines

Featuring: Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (Abby Cadabby), Matthew Vogel (Big Bird)

5. One of These Things

Stage Harbor Publishing (ASCAP)

Written by Joe Raposo and Jon Stone

Arranged by Sherman Irby

Featuring: Eric Jacobson (Oscar the Grouch), Peter Linz (Herry Monster), Carmen Osbahr-Vertiz (Rosita)

Solos: Kenny Rampton (trumpet), Marcus Printup (trumpet), Elliot Mason (bass trumpet), Janelle Reichman (tenor saxophone), Victor Goines (tenor saxophone), Chris Crenshaw (trombone)

6. Elmo’s Song

Sesame Street Inc. (ASCAP) / Ephemeral Music Co. (ASCAP)

Written by Tony Geiss

Arranged by Kenny Rampton

Featuring: Ryan Dillon (Elmo)

Solo: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet)

7. I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon

Festival Attractions Inc. (ASCAP)

Written by Jeff Moss

Arranged by Wynton Marsalis

Featuring: Peter Linz (Ernie), Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (Abby Cadabby), Matthew Vogel (Big Bird)

Solos: Victor Goines (clarinet), Elliot Mason (trombone), Sherman Irby (alto saxophone), Wynton Marsalis (trumpet)

8. Put Down the Duckie

Splotched Animal Music Co. (BMI) / Sesame Street Inc. (ASCAP)

Written by Christopher Cerf and Norman Stiles

Arranged by Carlos Henriquez

Featuring: Peter Linz (Ernie), Chris Thomas Hayes (Hoots the Owl)

Solos: Ted Nash (alto saxophone), Sherman Irby (alto saxophone)

9. Ladybugs’ Picnic

Sesame Street Inc. (ASCAP)

Written by William Luckey & Don Hadley

Arranged by Sherman Irby

Featuring: Matthew Vogel (The Count), Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (Abby Cadabby), Carmen Osbahr-Vertiz (Rosita)

Solos: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Vincent Gardner (trombone)

10. People in Your Neighborhood

Festival Attractions Inc. (ASCAP)

Written by Jeff Moss

Arranged by Ted Nash

Featuring: Carmen Osbahr-Vertiz (Rosita), Ryan Dillon (Elmo), Matthew Vogel (Mr. Johnson), Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (Abby Cadabby)

11. Pinball Number Count

Sesame Street Inc. (ASCAP) / Ned Shatzer III Publishing (BMI)

Written by Walt Kramer & Ed Bogas

Arranged by Carlos Henriquez

Featuring: Matthew Vogel (The Count)

Solos: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Paul Nedzela (baritone saxophone)

12.Believe in Yourself

Green Fox Music Inc. (BMI) / Jonico Music Inc. (BMI)

Written by Joe Raposo

Arranged by Chris Crenshaw

Featuring: Eric Jacobson (Grover), Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (Abby Cadabby), Ryan Dillon (Elmo)

Solo: Sherman Irby (alto saxophone)

13. Sing

Green Fox Music Inc. (BMI)

Written by Joe Raposo

Arranged by Ted Nash

Featuring: Ryan Dillon (Elmo), Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (Abby Cadabby), Carmen Osbahr-Vertiz (Rosita), Chris Thomas Hayes (Hoots the Owl), Peter Linz (Ernie), Eric Jacobson (Bert), Matthew Vogel (Big Bird)

PERSONNEL:

THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

2019-20 Concert Season

REEDS

Sherman Irby — alto saxophone, clarinet, and flute

Ted Nash — alto & soprano saxophones, clarinet, flute, and piccolo

Victor Goines — tenor saxophone, clarinet, and bass clarinet

†Walter Blanding— tenor saxophone

*Janelle Reichman — tenor saxophone and clarinet

Paul Nedzela — baritone saxophone, clarinet, and bass clarinet

TRUMPETS

*Ryan Kisor

Marcus Printup

Kenny Rampton

Wynton Marsalis — music director

TROMBONES

Vincent Gardner — trombone and sousaphone

Chris Crenshaw — trombone and bass trombone

Elliot Mason — trombone and bass trumpet

RHYTHM SECTION
Dan Nimmer (piano)
Carlos Henriquez (bass and vocals)
*Jason Marsalis (drums)

†did not perform in this concert

*Indicates substitute orchestra member

Stream: https://open.spotify.com/album/4NrfqZDJ5OM1Zg6BrbHaWo?si=26Vq5zjmSd2i4APGYGTJjw

WATCH “Rubber Duckie” Music Video https://youtu.be/ycreqZqWWpk

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