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Northwestern University Jazz Ensemble: Jazz Spoken Here / Extra Credit

Read "Northwestern University Jazz Ensemble: Jazz Spoken Here / Extra Credit" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Northwestern University Jazz Ensemble Jazz Spoken Here / Extra Credit Self Published 2006 / 2007I used to listen to the Northwestern University Jazz Ensemble, then directed by Don Owens, in concert some years ago while living in the Chicago area. On these recordings, from 2006 and 2007, the band sounds better than ever.

There are two reasons for the comment, and they go to the heart of any jazz performance. First, the ...


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