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Erica Seguine / Shannon Baker Jazz Orchestra: New York, October 20, 2011

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Erica Seguine/Shannon Baker Jazz OrchestraSomethin' Jazz ClubNew York, NYOctober 20, 2011 Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz postulated that the present becomes the past only when a new present emerges. The existence of the contemporary big band--exemplified by restless creativity but a somewhat limited playing capacity--seems to belong to a handful of critically lauded ensembles like Maria Schneider Orchestra, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society and John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble. However, as these ensembles begin to receive widespread notoriety and take root in modern jazz culture (exhibited by performances at the Newport Jazz Festival and annual events ...



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