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Jotting Down Notes / The Arrangers: Part 2

Read "Jotting Down Notes / The Arrangers: Part 2" reviewed by Monk Rowe

Live Review

Maria Schneider Orchestra at Hill Auditorium

Read "Maria Schneider Orchestra at Hill Auditorium" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Maria Schneider Orchestra Hill Auditorium 55th Performance of the 144th UMS Annual Season Ann Arbor, Michigan March 11, 2023 An independent thinker with a distinctive voice as a composer, Maria Schneider has been at the forefront of creative big band music for decades even as her recognition among casual jazz listeners might be underdeveloped. The 62-year-old Minnesota native seems to be heir apparent to the type of large ensemble writing that involves tailoring compositions ...

Live Review

Maria Schneider Orchestra at Herbst Theater

Read "Maria Schneider Orchestra at Herbst Theater" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

Maria Schneider Orchestra Herbst Theater SFJAZZ Spring Season San Francisco, CA March 2, 2023 These days only a few touring jazz orchestras exist, and those that do stand apart.  Maria Schneider's 18-member ensemble, the Maria Schneider Orchestra Orchestra is one of these. The 59-year-old composer has an impressive résumé. She was raised in Windom, Minnesota, a tiny town with a river running through it. It was named after Senator Windom (1827-1891), who also ...

Year in Review

Dan McClenaghan's Best Releases Of 2020

Read "Dan McClenaghan's Best Releases Of 2020" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

In a year that will be remembered for the coming of the COVID-19 pandemic, the music survived, thrived even, not on the bandstand playing for live audiences, but in the studio, socially distanced, in many cases collaborating from afar with swapped sound files. Musicians with time on their hands were especially inspired. These are the 2020 recordings that grabbed me the most, presented in the order in which they came through the door. Maria Schneider Orchestra Data ...

Radio & Podcasts

Maria Schneider, Joe Morris, Rick Cutler and More

Read "Maria Schneider, Joe Morris, Rick Cutler and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino

This week we open with music off the brilliant new album by Maria Schneider's Orchestra, Data Lords. Also featured are Petr Cancura, Micah Thomas, Ben Rosenblum and David Billingsley and we explore the connections between these emerging artists and masters like Bob Brookmeyer, Joe Morris and Rick Cutler. Enjoy the show! Playlist Maria Schneider Orchestra “Sputnik" Data Lords (ArtistShare) 00:00 Host talks 7:57 Bob Brookmeyer “It's So Peaceful in the Country" Essential Jazz Masters (Classics) 10:54 Petr Cancura ...

Radio & Podcasts

Big Band Suites - Maria Schneider, Jim McNeely, Rufus Reid, Darcy James Argue, Brian Krock

Read "Big Band Suites - Maria Schneider, Jim McNeely, Rufus Reid, Darcy James Argue, Brian Krock" reviewed by Russell Perry

Duke Ellington envisioned long-form jazz compositions before the technology was created to support them. After being limited to around six minutes on two sides of a 78 RPM disc, the advent of the 12' Long-Playing record liberated Ellington and other jazz composers to conceive and record extended compositions. Several contemporary composers are continuing to explore the format with enthusiasm. Recent suites from Maria Schneider, Jim McNeely, Rufus Reid, Darcy James Argue and Brian Krock in this hour of Jazz at ...

Album Review

Maria Schneider Orchestra: Data Lords

Read "Data Lords" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

C'è molto da dire sul nuovo album di Maria Schneider ma la prima e più importante considerazione riguarda la musica: sorprendente per ricchezza e novità di soluzioni, tensione narrativa e sintesi tra ricerca e tradizione. È uno dei suoi dischi più avvincenti e innovativi. L'incubazione del progetto è durata alcuni anni (il precedente The Thompson Fields è del 2015) e si lega alla presa di coscienza della bandleader sui pericoli connessi alla raccolta dei dati personali dalle società dell'universo digitale. ...


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