"Imagination" by Ira Sullivan

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Title

"Imagination" by Ira Sullivan

Alternative Title

"Imagination" by Ira Sullivan

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Music--United States
Jazz--United States

Description

An audio recording of "Imagination," composed by Jimmy Van Heusen (1913-1990), with lyrics by Johnny Burke (1908-1964), and performed by Ira Sullivan (b. 1931) live on-air on WUCF-FM on December 8, 2006. A multi-instrumentalist, Sullivan was a crucial part of the Chicago jazz scene of the 1950s, performing with numerous artists, including a stint with Art Blakey (1919-1990) and the Jazz Messengers in 1956. He left the spotlight and moved to Florida to raise his family in the early 1960s, eventually starting a quintet with Red Rodney (1927-1994). Sullivan taught summers at the University of Miami's Young Musician's Camp, in which professional musicians and faculty from the UM School of Music instructed students between 7 and 18 years old in classical music, jazz, rock, songwriting, composition, and musical theater. "Imagination" is a 1940 jazz standard that has been recorded by numerous artists. The best-selling recordings were by Glenn Miller (1904-1944) and Tommy Dorsey (1905-1956) in 1940, but Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) is considered by many to be the definitive jazz interpreter of the song.

Creator

Van Heusen, Jimmy
Burke, Johnny

Source

Original 7-minute and 1-second audio recording: Van Heusen, Jimmy, and Johnny Burke. "Imagination," by Ira Sullivan: WUCF-FM, Orlando, Florida, December 8, 2006.

Publisher

Date Created

2006-12-08

Date Copyrighted

2006-12-08

Date Issued

2006-12-08

Contributor

Sullivan, Ira

Is Part Of

Jazz Collection, Central Florida Music History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida

Requires

Multimedia software, such as QuickTime.

Format

audio/mp3

Extent

6.42 MB

Medium

7-minute and 1-second audio recording

Type

Sound

Coverage

WUCF-FM, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
Young Musicians Camp, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
Chicago, Illinois

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Humanities Teacher
Music Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke, performed by Ira Sullivan, and published by WUCF-FM.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cravero, Geoffrey

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Meredith, Bill. "Ira Sullivan: Family First." Jazz Times, December 2007. http://jazztimes.com/articles/19200-ira-sullivan-family-first (Accessed March 23, 2015).

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