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Emilio Solla Y La Inestable De Brooklyn: Second Half

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What do you get when you blend a bit of Tango, Jazz, Latin and some chamber music? The answer? Pianist Emilio Solla y La Inestable de Brooklyn nine-piece orchestra delivering their Second Half album of World fusion music that is quite enticing. The album is the culmination of several years performing this particular ensemble in some of the best venues throughout New York City. For some time now, Solla has been an in-demand composer and arranging of music for large orchestras for various artists including Arturo O'Farrill and Paquito D'Rivera and for this album, the pianist designs a project of ...

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Emilio Solla Y La Inestable De Brooklyn: Second Half

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Argentine-born pianist {Emilio Solla has moved around the globe a bit to find perfection in his art: studies in the National Conservatory of Music in Buenos Aires, then to New York for more immersion at the Aaron Copland School of Music, and a move to Barcelona, Spain, where he recorded the marvelous Suite Piazzollana (Fresh sound New Talent, 2001) with a mostly Spanish ten piece ensemble. Ten years after his move to Spain, Solla pulled up roots once more, to move back to New York. More CD releases followed, but none--since all the way back to Suite Piazzollana--have been so ...

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Vanguard Jazz Orchestra: OverTime: Music of Bob Brookmeyer

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There's a richness, a depth, a density to his varied charts. And the soloists and ensemble passages inside those charts! Such has always been the case with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, then, and now. For real, gliding from the spirit of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, this edition of the VJO now embraces another one of its own: trombonist/composer/arranger/pianist Bob Brookmeyer, with Over Time: Music Of Bob Brookmeyer. And what different sound comes from this grand aggregate of 16, plus three on selected tracks. The richness heard in all those chromaticlasmatic (new word) and hard-charging charts of Jones,' ...

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Vanguard Jazz Orchestra: OverTime: Music of Bob Brookmeyer

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While it may be hard to believe, the reality is that the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra is nearing the end of its first half-century together. Formed in 1966 as the Thad Jones -Mel Lewis Orchestra, it continued on after Jones' departure as the Mel Lewis Orchestra, then as the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra after Lewis' death in February 1990. During many of those years, the ensemble was enriched by the compositions and arrangements of the renowned Bob Brookmeyer (1929-2011), a master craftsman who always marched to his own drummer and let his unerring instincts guide his heart and his hand.

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Los Lobos at The Flynn Center for The Performing Arts

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Los Lobos The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts Burlington VT October 1, 2014 Los Lobos are celebrating four decades together by returning to their acoustic roots on tour in support of their live release of late last year, Disconnected in New York (Shout Factory, 2013). And the band certainly celebrated on their return to Burlington after a five year absence, offering an progressively loose and raucous performance that nevertheless never lost its decidedly intimate mood for the course of the two sets. Perhaps because he had missed the previous two stops due ...

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Emilio Solla Y La Inestable De Brooklyn: Second Half

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The life-as-football-game metaphor is central to this stunning album from pianist Emilio Solla. In 2012, Solla had an epiphany. He awoke to the realities of his existence, the finite nature of things, and the passage of time. He realized that he'd already played the first half of this game called life, working his way up and down the field while executing play after play. Now, in working his way into the second half, he's learned to play the game using the hard-earned wisdom gained during the first half to his advantage. And he's worked out some new ...

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Van Morrison at The Limerick Jazz Festival

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Van Morrison Limerick Jazz Festival University Concert Hall Limerick, Ireland September 25, 2014 Who would have thought that Van Morrison commands a following as loyal and dedicated as fans of the Grateful Dead? The tickets for the singer's concert in Limerick had sold out in an hour and a half, which must have been particularly satisfying for the organizers of the third Limerick Jazz Festival, but more remarkable were the pilgrimages people had made to catch the Celtic soul man. Fans had journeyed from America, England, Sweden and Switzerland. Many more ...



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