Jeremy Levy Jazz Orchestra
ReImagined At Home: Jeremy Levy Jazz Orchestra Performs Gustav Holst's "Mercury, The Winged Messenger"
For most, Gustav Holst's omnipresent The Planets suite generally evokes celestial-scaled grandiosity, not hip, toe-tapping jazz.
In that regard, bandleader Jeremy Levy is the outlier. His 2020 album, The Planets: Reimagined, seamlessly transmutes the music of the spheres into America's Music.
And for his effort, Levy scooped up a GRAMMY nomination for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella for "Uranus: The Magician," featured on The Planets: Reimagined, at the 2021 GRAMMY Awards show.
For this edition of ReImagined At Home, watch Jeremy Levy and his orchestra hip up Holst's "Mercury" while socially distanced, bringing new meaning to the phrase "jazz messenger."