We previously reported that the 2019 jazz concert, A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration, is going to air on PBS on October 30th at 9PM EST. That much is still true, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to be reminded. We would now like to report that on the very same day, you’ll be able to enjoy the concert in another medium – soundwaves!

Through Wynton Marsalis’ website, we’ve learned that the music from the concert will be released as a digital album on October 30th! You’ll be able to take the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s versions of “Rubber Duckie” and “Pinball Number Count” wherever you go (provided you have your music-listening device and some earbuds). The album is also accompanied by this digital booklet with purdy pictures from the concert and credits for everybody involved (well, except us Tough Pigs who provided some of the clapping you’ll hear).

For reasons beyond our knowledge, of the 15 songs performed at the concert, two will be omitted from the album release – “Mahna Mahna” (performed by just the orchestra) and “It’s a Circle” (by Bert and Ernie). The former isn’t that surprising – it’s a song outside Sesame’s ownership. The latter is a little more confusing, but I’m willing to bet it has something to do with the fact that unlike records or CDs, mp3 files are not circles.

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By Shane Keating

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