Presidential Suite: Eight Variations on Freedom

Artist: Ted Nash Big Band

Title: Presidential Suite: Eight Variations on Freedom

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Genre: Jazz

Credits: Executive Producer, Producer, Liner Notes


2x Grammy winning album
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Best Instrumental Composition: “Spoken at Midnight”

Special 2-CD Package Features Guest Readers Deepak Chopra, Glenn Close, Joe Lieberman, David Miliband, William vanden Heuvel, Sam Waterston, Andrew Young and Guest Artist Wynton Marsalis

Liner Notes by New York Times Best-Selling Authors Douglas Brinkley and Kabir Sehgal

It is an ambitious, culturally trenchant album inspired by eight iconic political speeches of the 20th century, each centering on the essential human need for freedom. Marking Nash’s debut on Motéma Music and his 13th recording as a leader, the full suite features an overture plus eight movements, each preceded by inspirational words from a famed world leader: John F. Kennedy, Jawaharlal Nehru, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Winston Churchill, Aung San Suu Kyi, Lyndon B. Johnson and Nelson Mandela.