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North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra: Duke Ellington -- A Centennial Collection

Read "Duke Ellington -- A Centennial Collection" reviewed by Jack Bowers


I’ve heard many tributes to Duke Ellington during the centennial year of his birth, but few that were more enjoyable than this impressive survey of his music by the relatively young and almost unknown North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra. It’s too bad that most people outside the Raleigh–Durham–Chapel Hill area, where the orchestra makes its home, will in all likelihood remain unaware of its existence. While the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Carnegie Hall Jazz Band get most of the ...

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North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra: Holiday Jazz Blizzard

Read "Holiday Jazz Blizzard" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Just in time for the holidays comes this welcome “blizzard” of traditional melodies and other songs of the season carefully transplanted to a congenial Jazz climate by the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra. Among the well–known works gleaming in handsome new packages are the carols “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen,” “Good King Wenceslas” and “We Three Kings.” The orchestra also prudently reframes “Jingle Bells,” Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride,” Victor Herbert’s “March of the Toy [Wooden?] Soldiers,” Bob Wells/Mel Tormé’s “Christmas ...


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