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WDR Big Band: 'Watching the River Flow'


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I almost never post on music that isn't out yet, but when I received this video clip last night from Michael Bloom, I couldn't wait. The clip features Germany's WDR Big Band conducted and arranged by Michael Abene, with drummer Steve Gadd, bassist Eddie Gomez and baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber. Soloists are Karolina Strassmayer on alto saxophone, Ronnie on baritone, Bruno Müller on piano and Eddie on bass.

They're playing Michael Abene's arrangement of Bob Dylan's Watching the River Flow. This was taped at WDR Studio 4 in Cologne, Germany, during the album's recording in January. It's the first video for the album Center Stage (Leopard), which will be released on September 23.

Here's a sneak peak and listen...

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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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