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University of Nevada-Reno Jazz Lab 1: Point of Origin

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Yet another well–schooled assemblage of undergraduates whose “point of origin” is Reno, Nevada (for those who aren’t sure about the precise geographic coordinates — 39degrees32’25“N by 119degrees48’54“W — they are provided on the disc’s outer jacket). As this recording by the university’s Jazz Lab 1 dates from 1990, there’s no sound way in which to evaluate UNR’s music curriculum as it exists today. But based on the evidence presented here, around eight years ago the university from Nevada undeniably housed one of the foremost Jazz Studies programs in the country (rivaling even that of its monstrously well–endowed neighbor to the ...



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