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by Dave Nathan
John Allmark has been fine tuning his jazz orchestra for six years culminating in this their maiden album. Not only has Allmark garnered top jazz players from the New England area, e.g., trombone player Rick Stepton and first call bassist, Marshall Wood, he has also obtained the services of New York arranger Robert Freedman. The outcome is a session of arousing interpretations of well-written band charts, great ensemble playing and high-flying solos. Mix in the crooning of Clay Osborne and ...read more