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The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra

In 1985, Rick Benjamin found priceless arrangements from the Arthur Pryor Orchestra which have been misplaced for 65 years. After obtaining the vast quantity of music, Benjamin created the 15-piece Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, an ensemble that in the past 10 years has performed functions which range from rags and early well-known music to novelties and also satires of traditional music. They will have thus far documented three excellent units for Newport Traditional and Dorian Finding that display that there is always even more to ragtime than piano solos!

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