Monday, December 22, 2008

People's Liberation Big Band

A new version of the Nutcracker and a new Christmas tradition. The People's Liberation Big Band once again performed their wild-eyed version of the Nutcracker in Kansas City last night. They first unleashed this alternative jazz version with its unusual time signatures and creative re-harmonizations in 2006. One of their next projects is a soundtrack to the 1925 silent film, Battleship Potemkin. I can hardly wait.


  1. This is so cool. I really want a CD of this to add to my Christmas music collection. I love the art.

  2. or maybe they should call it "nyut cracker"?? sorry,,but i prefer my tchaikovsky in it's original form. call me old fashioned..... :)

  3. Hee hee. That's a good one, Sue.

    I have to say, although everybody says Lawrence is such a cool town, it doesn't hold a candle to KC when it comes to bands like this.