Ted Unseth & De Stijlistics

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De  Stijlistics
  2022

Virtuals

for the complete 2022 repertoire
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Original Band Recordings

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06/30/20:

Years go by, times change, but my obsession with note-for-note transcriptions of classic Americana/American Jazz Orchestra recordings performed live and in concert continues.

As a "concession to the recession" of the 1980's, I formed a septet version of my Americana Classic Jazz Orchestra (ACJO). Comprised of 2 Brass 2 Reeds and 3 Rhythm, the band retained 100% authenticity.

"Authentic Old Wave".

A unique, 'hip' and historically significant presentation of Great American Music History found nowhere else in the world.

And now in 2020, I'm reviving the concept for Special Concert engagements.  Stay tuned.


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KTCA-TV (TPT) Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
"Night Times Variety" 1984
Ted Unseth & De Stijlistics

Click on the 3 links below for Videos:

"Please"_De Stijlistics_1984

"Slidus Trombonus"_De Stijlstics_1984

"Radio Rhythm"_De Stijlistics_1984

 


05/05/20

 

Ted Unseth

and the

Classic Jazz Orchestra Project

 

01.  1970-1973: Ted Unseth, Teacher/Music Director,

Urban Arts; Mpls., MN

High school students working with artists in the artists’

environments.  Several students formed the nucleus of the

first Classic Jazz Orchestra.

 

02:  1973-1980: Original Early Band

Wolverines Classic Jazz Orchestra (WCJO)

Ted Unseth, Sole Founder/Director

 

03:  1980-1984: Partnership Band

Still named WCJO

Lost the WCJO name to former partners after 1984.

 

04: 1982-1988: Septet Band

De Stijlistics/Americana Classic Jazz Ensemble (ACJE)

 

05. 1993: 20th Anniversary Band

renamed: Americana Classic Jazz Orchestra (ACJO)

 

06. 2008: Rehearsal Band

Americana Classic Jazz Orchestra

 

07. 2010: Pro Bono Band

Americana Classic Jazz Orchestra

 

08. 1970’s: Jazz-related Classical

Wolverines Classic Jazz Orchestra

 

09. 2013-Present: Classical Orchestra project

Americana Jazz Classical Orchestra (AJCO)

https://tedeboy.tripod.com/ajco/

 

10. 2019-Present: Piano Sextet project

Americana Classic Jazz Sextet(ACJS)

https://tedeboy.tripod.com/acjsted/

 

11. 2020: Septet Band revival

De Stijlistics

https://tedeboy.tripod.com/destijl/

 

Ted Unseth

4205 15th Ave. S.

Minneapolis, MN 55407

952-220-8712

 

tedeboy@att.net

 


Two 1980's High Profile Gigs


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CD Album 01:

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Ted Unseth &

De Stijlistics

Live! at Walker Art Center

Mpls., MN 1984

1. You Took Advantage of Me 1928

Paul Whiteman Orchestra

2. Bugle Call Rag 1930

Cab Calloway Orchestra

3. Bottomlands 1927

Clarence Williams Orchestra

4. Beaucoups Jack 1927

Clarence Williams Orchestra

5. Radio Rhythm 1933

Fletcher Henderson Orchestra

6. Sweet Mama 1928

King Oliver Dixie Syncopators

7. Roughhouse Blues 1927

Fletcher Henderson Orchestra

8. Shakin’ That Afri-Can 1931

Don Redman Orchestra

9. Queer Notions 1933

Coleman Hawkins/Fletcher Henderson

10. Take It Easy 1929

Duke Ellington Orchestra

11. Flaming Reeds, Screaming Brass 1932

Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra

12. Grand Terrace Stomp (tag) 1936

Earl Hines Orchestra

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Ted Unseth—leader, alto sax, clarinet

Steve Benson—tenor sax, solo clarinet

Tim Sullivan—trumpet

John Boblett—trombone

John Olson--piano

Ron Evaniuk—string bass

Mark Bryn—batterie

 

 

 

 

01. You Took Advantage_MP3

02_Bugle Call Rag_MP3

03_Bottomlands_MP3

04_Beaucoup Jack_MP3

05_Radio Rhythm_MP3

06_Sweet Mama_MP3

07_Roughhouse Blues_MP3

08_Shakin' That African'_MP3

09_Queer Notions_MP3

10_Take It Easy_MP3

11_Flaming, Screaming_MP3

12_ GT Stomp tag_MP3




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CD Album 02:

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Ted Unseth &

Americana Classic Jazz Ensemble

Live! at Hennepin Center for the Arts

Minneapolis, MN 1988

Special Guest: Butch Thompson

1. Dawn On The Desert 1939

John Kirby Sextet

2. Mon Homme 1920

Paul Whiteman Orchestra

3. Roughhouse Blues 1927 (excerpt)

Fletcher Henderson Orchestra

Bernie Edstrom, rotary-breathe trumpet

4. Royal Garden Blues 1939

John Kirby Sextet

5. Apex Blues 1933

Jimmie Noone Apex Club Orchestra

6. Dixie Train 1928

Fletcher Henderson Orchestra

7. Tain’t No Use 1936

Published

8. Handful Of Keys 1931

Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller

Butch Thompson, piano solo

9. Tango Ballad 1928

Kurt Weill

10. Carolina Shout 1921

James P. Johnson

11. Do You Savvy? 1939

John Kirby Sextet

12. Moten Swing 1932

Bennie Moten/Count Basie

13. Dudley Do Right (tag)

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Ted Unseth—leader, alto sax, clarinet

Dave Sletten—tenor sax, solo clarinet

Bernie Edstrom—trumpet

John Boblett—trombone

Butch Thompson--piano

Pat Schmid—string bass

Don Fixmer--drums

01_Dawn On The Desert_MP3

02_Mon Homme_MP3

03_Roughhouse Blues_MP3

04_Royal Garden Blue_MP3

05_Apex Blues_MP3

06_Dixie Train_MP3

07_Tain't No Use_MP3

08_Handful Of Keys_MP3

09_Tango Ballad_MP3

10_Carolina Shout_MP3

11_Do You Savvy?_MP3

12_Moten Swing_MP3

13_Dudley Do Right_MP3











De  Stijlistics  2022

Ted Unseth & De Stijlistics 2020
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The Jazz Age Septet

Virtuals

Fletcher Henderson Orchestra
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"Alabamy Bound" 1925

Alabamy Bound_Henderson_003.mp3

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Raymond Scott_The Secret Seven
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"And The Cow Jumped Over The Moon"_1959

And The Cow Jumped Over_MP3


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Paul Whiteman Orchestra
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"Anytime, Anyday, Anywhere" 1920

Anytime, Anyday, Anywhere_MP3


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Earl Hines - Jimmie Noone
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"Apex Blues" 1930

Apex Blues_MP3

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Count Basie Septet 1951
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Basie Boogie_MP3


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Clarence Williams Band
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"Beaucoup Jack" 1927

Beaucoup Jack_MP3


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John Kirby Sextet
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"Beethoven Riffs On" 1939

Beethoven Riffs On_MP3


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Clarence Williams Orchestra
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"Bozo" 1927

Bimbo_MP3

Bozo_002_MP3


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Willem Breuker Kollectief
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1960's

Breuker tag_MP3


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Cab Calloway Orchestra
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"Bugle Call Rag" 1930

Bugle Call Rag_MP3


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Wolverines Classic Jazz Orchestra
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"Charleston Is The Best Dance After All" 1927

Cladys 'Jabbo' Smith
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Charleston Best Dance_002_MP3


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Duke Ellington Orchestra
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"Cincinnati Daddy" 1927 :

Cincinnati Daddy_MP3

Mills Brothers (w/Duke Ellington Orchestra)
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"Digga Digga Doo" 1928

Digga Digga Doo_Ellington_003_MP3


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Fred Steiner
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"Dudley Do Right tag" 1960's

Dudley Do Right tag_MP3


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Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
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"Flaimg Reeds, Screaming Brass" 1933

Flaming Reeds, Screaming Brass_MP3


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Earl Hines Orchestra
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GT Stomp (Hines) tag 1938

Hines tag_MP3


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King Oliver Dixie Syncopators
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"Lazy Mam" 1928

Lazy Mama_MP3


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Grouco Marx
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"Lyida The Tattooed Lady"

Lydia The Tattooed Lady_MP3

Lydia_De Stijl_MP3


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Paul Whitenam Orchestra
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"Mon Homme" 1920

Mon Homme_MP3


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Bennie Moten Orchestra - Bill Basie
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"Moten Swing" 1932

Moten Swing_MP3


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Fletcher Henderson Orchestra
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"New King Porter Stomp" 1932

New King Porter Stomp_MP3


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Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
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"Peace And Love For All" 1943

Peace And Love For All_MP3


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Fletcher Henderson Orchestra
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"Quuer Notions" "Radio Rythm" "Rocky Mountain" tag

Queer Notions_MP3

Radio Rhythm_MP3

Rocky Mounrain tag_MP3


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John Kirby Sextet
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"Royal Garden Blues" 1939

Royal Garden Blues


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Bill Challis (for Paul Whiteman Orchestra)
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"San" 1927

San_MP3


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Luis Russell Orchestra
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"Saratoga Shout" 1930

Saratoga Shout_MP3


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Rudy Wiedoeft
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"Saxophobia" 1920

Saxophobia_MP3


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Gene Kardos
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"Sell It" 1931

Sell It_MP3


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Duke Ellington Orchestra
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"Stevedore Stomp" 1929

Stevedore Stomp_MP3


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Johnny Williams
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"Suspense Theater" theme

Suspense Theater tag_MP3


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Fletcher Henderson Orchestra
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"Sweet Music" 1934

Sweet Music_MP3


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Count Basie Orchestra
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"Swing Brother, Swing" 1937

Swing Brother, Swing_MP3


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Duke Ellington Orchestra
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"Take It Easy" 1929

Take It Easy_MP3


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Bennie Moten Orchestra/Bill Basie
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"Toby" 1932

Ted and Benny Waters 1993
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Toby_003_MP3


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Cab Calloway Orchestra
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"Trickeraton" 1931

Trickeration_MP3

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Original Recordings

24 Main

Alabamy Bound_F. Henderson_1925_MP3

AnytimeAnyday_Whiteman_1921_MP3

Apex Blues_Noone-Hines_1930_MP3

Beaucoup Jack_C Williams_1927_MP3

Beethoven Riffs On_Kirby_1939_MP3

Bimbo_C Williams_1927_MP3

Bozo_C Williams_1927_MP3

Bugle Call Rag_Calloway_1930_MP3

CharlestonBestDance_Jabbo_1927_MP3

Cincy Daddy_Ellington_1929_MP3

DiggaDiggaDoo_Ellington_1928_MP3

FlamingScreaming_Lunceford_1933_MP3

Lydia_Groucho Marx_1965_MP3

Mon Homme_Whiteman_1921_MP3

Moten Swing_Moten-Basie_1932_MP3

Peace-Love_Lunceford_1943_MP3

Royal Garden Blues_Kirby_1939_MP3

Saxophobia_Rudy Wiedoeft_1920_MP3

Sell It_Kardos_1931_MP3

Stevedore Stomp_Ellington_1929_MP3

Sweet Music_F Henderson_1934_MP3

SwingBrother_Basie-Holiday_1937_MP3

Toby_Moten-Basie_1932_MP3

Trickeration_Calloway_1930_MP3


Encores

And The Cow Jumped_Scott_1959_MP3

Basie Boogie_Basie Septet_1951_MP3

NewKingPorter_Henderson_1932_MP3

San_Whiteman-Challis_1928_MP3




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De Stijlistics EP:

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01_Get Cannibal

02_Bugle Call Rag

03_Please

04_Japanese Sandman

05_Longshoreman's Blues

06_Off To Buffalo

07_GT Stomp


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"Get Cannibal"
You Tube Audio/Video Pastiche

"Get Cannibal"_De Stijlistics_Audio-Video_MP4

* Note: If you don't get a full-screen capture,
or you don't want to wait for a download, go to this You Tube site and it will play straightaway:

"Get Cannibal" You Tube Video Site

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**Three De Stijlistics Videos**

KTCA_Ted Unseth - De Stijlistics_Please

KTCA_Ted Unseth - De Stijlistics_Slidus Trombonus

KTCA_Ted Unseth - De Stijlistics_Radio Rhythm

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[ Note: See that chair in the photos?  It was an original De Stijl designed chair, borrowed from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for this photo shoot.  Thom Sandberg, a great friend and fine media arts specialist, built the music stand from scratch to match.  Cool or what? ]

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