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by Jack Bowers
Another recording by one of Germany's many amateur Jazz ensembles, sent by trumpeter Horst Koller with the usual disclaimer that we are 100 percent nonï"professional musicians and . . . have produced the CD without professional assistance from a music company. No need to apologize, Horst; for nonï"professionals you sound pretty good to me. Collectively, the Caravan Big Band can hold its own with many of our best college bands. The weak link in the chain, as is the case ...read more