ALL IN recording reaches #1


In our first recording release in nearly 30 years, the Louisville Orchestra reached #1 on the Traditional Classical Chart in Billboard in its debut week. Titled All In, the album was released by the US-based classical label Decca Gold and is the second #1 release for the company since its launch earlier this year.

Graham Parker, President of Universal Music Classics and Decca Gold, says, “We are so thrilled with the success of All In. The city of Louisville fully embraced their orchestra, their music director and the orchestra’s first album in nearly thirty years.”

Released on September 22, All In features a new work composed by Music Director Teddy Abrams, “Unified Field,” as well as Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto with Teddy as soloist. Chanteuse Storm Large joins Teddy and the LO for three songs: a Cole Porter classic, one of her own original works, and a song by Teddy.

Teddy says of the album, “We have selected works that deliberately join together styles of music in a pluralistic – or American — way The strength of our country’s art is both its great diversity of expression and our relationship with populism — the music of the people.”

Vocalist Storm Large, who has collaborated frequently with Teddy and the LO, is a musician, actor, playwright, and author. She has performed with Pink Martini, and appeared with the San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony and made her Carnegie Hall debut singing Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins with the Detroit Symphony, which she also performed with the LO.

The Louisville Orchestra has a long and robust history of commissioning and recording new works, particularly in the early 20th century. Important works by major composers were commissioned, premiered, and recorded for worldwide release on First Edition Records. For generations, these recordings made the Louisville Orchestra revered as a leading voice in contemporary orchestral music around the world. With All In, Teddy and the Louisville Orchestra revive a legacy and continue the quest to be the “Most Interesting Orchestra on the Planet.”

Link to Purchase All In.