Warren Barker, composer
New York: 1927 is a musical snapshot of the "Roaring Twenties," a
carefree and irresistible time.
The opening "Ragtime" depicts the prosperous and carefree spirit of the times.
"Blues" rhapsodizes wistfully and whimsically in roaring twenties fashion.
"Manhattan Mayhem" cleverly creates a typical busy street scene at a midtown
intersection, as cars weave in and around, police whistles shriek in attempted
jurisdiction, and a barrage of pedestrians scurry onward.