The members of the three–year–old Reno Jazz Orchestra cut their musical teeth in casino house orchestras backing every leading star from Presley to Pavarotti, and many of them have logged road time with such name–brand ensembles as Herman, Kenton, Basie, Rich and others. Co–leader Jack Caudill calls the RJO’s middle–of–the–road repertoire “night club–type” big band music. If that’s so, please reserve my front–row table without delay. Even though the orchestra isn’t publishing anything I’ve not heard before, I could hang out in its library for hours on end without ever considering the experience wearisome. After all, how could any reasonably ...read more
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