American Highways

Time for the annual holiday special from pianist Guy Livingston! Episode 105 of American Highways.


Featuring music of Henry Mancini, Duke Ellington, Leonard Bernstein, William Bolcom, Nina Simone, Erik Hense, Nico Muhly, and George Antheil. Plus, the sultry voice of Hedy Lamarr, inventor, and film star.

This is such a terrible advertisement. Such a bad idea. Why did Steinway let them do this? Actually it’s pretty funny. Makes me thirsty…


Theme Music:
Jan Jeroen (J.J.) Spijkervet & Immersive Sound
“American Highways” Jingle
Sounds About Right
composed for Concertzender

Opening tune:
Erik Hense
WOTH Studios, NL
intro music for a game

Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini Orchestra
The Ultimate Collection: In the Pink [RCA ND89905]

Duke Ellington
Black and Tan Fantasy
Swampy River
Luigi Palombi, piano
Milano Music Zone – Dynamic CDS 7743

Leonard Bernstein
Slava! – A Political Overture – Fast and Flamboyant
Leonard Bernstein & Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon 469 829-2 GB7

William Bolcom
Violin Sonata No. 2: I. Summer Dreams
Solomia Soroka, violin
NAXOS 8.559150

Nico Muhly
Eighth Blackbird
Cedille Records 33229

Nina Simone
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Nina Simone
Metro CD010

Ralph Towner
Oleander Etude
Ralph Towner
ECM 1968, 987 5911

Just One Word of Consolation, by Tom Lemonier
The Tremolo Trot, by Luckey Roberts
The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Rick Benjamin, director.
New World Records 80795 – 2

William Bolcom
Violin Sonata No. 2: IV. In Memory of Joe Venuti
Solomia Soroka
NAXOS 8.559150

George Antheil
Dreams: VIII. Valse
Daniel Spalding conducts the Philadelphia Virtuosi
New World Records

closing tune:
Traditional, jazzy version after Vince Gueraldi
O Tannenbaum
Guy Livingston, pianist


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