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Theme and Variations - John Laporta
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  1. Theme: Blues Chorale
  2. 1st Variation (Basso Profundo)
  3. 2nd Variation (Jazz Canon)
  4. 3rd Variation (Tribute to Bird)
  5. 4th Variation (Images)
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  1. Theme: Blues Chorale
  2. 1st Variation (Basso Profundo)
  3. 2nd Variation (Jazz Canon)
  4. 3rd Variation (Tribute to Bird)
  5. 4th Variation (Images)
  6. 5th Variation (Jazz Fugue)
  7. 6th Variation (From the Cool School)
  8. 7th Variation (Changing Times)
  9. 8th Variation (Two Brothers)
  10. 9th Variation (Lucidity)
  11. 10th Variation (Forward Motion)
  12. 11th Variation (Nuage)
  13. 12th Variation (Finale): Two for One
  14. Theme
  15. Concertina for Clarinet
  16. Nightly Vigil
  17. Perdido
  18. Triplets, You Say
  19. Small Blue Opus
  20. Little Fantasy
  21. Absentee
  22. Washday
  23. En Rapport
  24. Lou's Tune
  25. Fermé la Porta
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In a perfect world, John LaPorta would be much better known. But regrettably, many jazz enthusiasts are unaware of his work. After the '50s, he did little recording, and over the years much of his catalog has been out of print. But in 2002, Fantasy provided a 79-minute LaPorta CD titled Themes and Variations, which offers the contents of his 1956 LP, Conceptions, as well as 14 previously unreleased recordings from late 1957 and early 1958. On these selections (a total of 25), LaPorta has a variety of talented musicians to ...

Theme and Variations 2002, Fantasy

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