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The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: Evocations

Read "Evocations" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

La Aardvark Jazz Orchestra festeggia i suoi 40 anni di attività con un album che racchiude sette brani di lunghezza variabile (si va dai tre minuti del secondo brano agli oltre ventuno minuti del brano finale) registrati in varie occasioni fra il 2004 e il 2011. L'approccio di Mark S. Harvey, leader di questa orchestra, assomiglia molto più a quello di George Russell che non a quello di Gil Evans, anche se nel passato Harvey ha collaborato con entrambi. Certe ...

Album Review

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: Evocations

Read "Evocations" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, led by pianist, trumpeter, composer and music director Mark Harvey, celebrates its sixth album for Leo Records. Recorded at various venues in the Boston, MA, area, the orchestra's empirical gait surges forward, as no two compositions are distinctly alike. Variety is always an underlying factor within the band's manifesto; from military orchestral progressions to avant-garde expressionism and a few nods to convention, the musicians tie quite a few genres and stylizations into a broad soundstage.


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