Song of the Day: Lucie Horsch, “Ornithology”

This year marks the centennial of trailblazing saxophonist Charlie Parker, whose influence on the world of jazz and beyond is still profoundly felt to this day. Outstanding Dutch flutist Lucie Horsch performed a unique version of one of his most famous compositions, “Ornithology,” on the Dutch TV show Podium Witteman earlier this year. “Ornithology” debuted in 1946 and is one of Parker’s signature tunes, written over the chord progression of the standard, “How High the Moon.” Here, this virtuosic take with tinges of classical and gypsy jazz is performed by Horsch alongside the string ensemble Fuse.

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