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Articles tagged big band

Monday, October 27 2014

Jaco Pastorius: Anthology: The Warner Bros. Years

Jazz's troubled bassist gets another posthumous collection. No new insights gained here, just a reminder of his ambitions.


Thursday, August 8 2013

Joel Harrison 19: Infinite Possibility

It may have required getting 19 musicians on the payroll, but Joel Harrison has recorded a masterpiece.


Tuesday, June 28 2011

Daniel Jamieson’s Danjam Orchestra: Sudden Appearance

Composer/arranger Daniel Jamieson fits big band music to his specifications.


Monday, October 25 2010

Richie Beirach/Dave Liebman: Quest for Freedom

Two guardians of contemporary jazz take a big band and twist it.


Wednesday, August 18 2010

Either/Orchestra: Mood Music for Time Travellers

Ever the cure for the common swing, Russ Gershon's Either/Orchestra proves once again that the band is unlike any other.


Tuesday, May 27 2008

Follow Your Heart: Moving with the Giants of Jazz, Swing, and Rhythm and Blues by Joe Evans

It's fun discovering that Jackie Wilson used to be a prizefighter or imagining band members waking up a drugged-out Charlie Parker right before his solo.


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