In this episode of Beyond Symphonic Jazz, broadcasted by KJAZZ 88.1 in Los Angeles, California, Symphonic Jazz Orchestra founder and conductor Mitch Glick invites bandleader and percussionist Joe McCarthy for a listening session and discussion about McCarthy’s Afro Bop Alliance Big Band and The Pan American Nutcracker Suite.  Listen to variations ofTchaikovsky’s masterpiece and hear about the origins of this latest Latin-Grammy nominated rendition by the Afro Bop Alliance.  

This is Part 1 of 2, of this podcast episode.  Listing to Part 2.