IN THIS EPISODE:
We're joined by our producer/arranger extraordinaire, Oded Lev-Ari, as we discuss his arrangement of "Going Home," available exclusively on the vinyl edition of "Laughing at Life." After Oded tutors us on perfecting the rolled Israeli "R" (spoiler: Hilary and Melissa aren't very good at it), we segue into a discussion of how and why a Dvorak composition found its way into the Duchess repertoire.
BLAST FROM THE PAST:
A couple of shots from Oded's magical performance at Greenwich House in February, 2017, in which Duchess premiered his arrangement of "Going Home." Photos by Bradley Bambarger.
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DEEP CUTS FROM THIS EPISODE:
Check out the breadth and variety of some different versions of "Going Home" in the clips below: the original orchestral context, a choral version, and a swinging Stanley Turrentine rendition.