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Album Review

The Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra: Basement Vibes

Read "Basement Vibes" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Pianist Scott Gwinnell’s music is ambitious, which is not the same as impersonal or boring — but it does require one’s earnest consideration, as the wandering mind may overlook some of the myriad small gems that brighten each of his well–drawn charts. Gwinnell arranged every song on Basement Vibes and wrote five of them including the three–part suite that lends the album its name. While each of Gwinnell’s compositions is first–rate, as is the Detroit–based orchestra that plays them, he’s ...


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