Snowflake Joys comes from Tchaikovsky’s Snow, but in Harlem it becomes a joyous snowball fight. Along with Alvin Ailey’s Revelations, Donald Byrd’s choreography of this number is the apex of American dance. Experiencing it brings out the wonder of childhood in all of us.
5433 Doubles: clarinet, flugelhorn
Style: Fast Swing w/Calypso interlude
Solos: tenor sax, piano, drums
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