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by Jack Bowers
UNT is the University of North Texas, home to the country's flagship Jazz Studies program since its inception in the mid-1940s, and home as well to no less than a dozen undergraduate big bands, each one named for its daily rehearsal time. Pride of place goes to the One O'Clock ensemble whose special artistry has been safeguarded on record every year since 1967, providing aural evidence of why the university's leading big band remains unrivaled among its peers.read more
by Chris Mosey
The University of North Texas has been encouraging its students to play jazz since the 1940s, when big bands were all the rage. To this end, someone came up with the idea of having a band for every hour of the day. The One O'Clock Lab Band is what's left of that whacky idea. The band's present director, Alan Baylock claims the 2018 edition to be the best Lab Band ever and says his opinion was shared ...read more