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The National Jazz Ensemble: 1975-1976

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I don’t know what brought the National Jazz Ensemble together or what ever happened to it, but I’m thankful that Hank O’Neal, the head man at Chiaroscuro Records, had the foresight to usher the ensemble into a studio to record three albums before it went the way of so many other promising ideas and vanished into the mists of time. Those weighty sessions from more than a quarter-century ago, all conducted by bassist / leader Chuck Israels, have been condensed into one generously timed CD whose sixteen numbers were chosen by Israels himself.

The NJE was a “repertory” orchestra, focusing ...



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