If you're familiar with All About Jazz, you know that we've dedicated over two decades to supporting jazz as an art form, and more importantly, the creative musicians who make it. Our enduring commitment has made All About Jazz one of the most culturally important websites of its kind in the world reaching hundreds of thousands of readers every month. However, to expand our offerings and develop new means to foster jazz discovery we need your help.
You can become a sustaining member for a modest $20 and in return, we'll immediately hide those pesky Google ads PLUS deliver exclusive content and provide access to future articles for a full year! This combination will not only improve your AAJ experience, it will allow us to continue to rigorously build on the great work we first started in 1995. Read on to view our project ideas...
One More Time is the latest by Finland’s eminent “UMO Jazz Orchestra”. And as a follow up to their noteworthy 1999 electric-Miles based release aptly titled “Electrifying Miles”, featuring trumpeter Tim Hagans, the band now performs alongside renowned trumpeter Kenny Wheeler and the extraordinary vocalist, Norma Winstone.
Wheeler composed all of these pieces as the music typifies the trumpeter’s familiar -soaring skyward – approach enhanced by his conveyance of yearning or soul-searching lines. On “The One More Time Suite”, the band pursues harmonious passages, augmented by captivating horn arrangements as Ms. Winstone counters the proceedings with crystalline wordless vocals. Here, the listener is treated to peaceable yet blossoming horn charts amid ambrosial unison choruses and memorably melodic soloing. Throughout, Winstone glides atop the often-complex arrangements while harmonizing with the horn section as Wheeler steers the band through stately themes and medium tempo swing vamps. With “Sea Lady”, Ms. Winstone’s airy vocals and poignant lyrics coalesce with Teemu Salminen’s lush flute soloing, while the horn section seamlessly maneuvers into the story line.
The overall production boasts a potpourri of melodic arrangements frequently accelerated by Wheeler’s commanding lines and equalized by Winstone’s spirited vocals. Yet, this band can swing with the best of them. - Basically, One More Time is a significant event, marked by a touch of class. Highly recommended!
I was first exposed to jazz through a high school friend who played Keith Jarrett's The Koln Concert for me. Therefore, that was the first jazz record I bought. From Jarrett to Chick to Oscar and Herbie and then came my first hearing of A Love Supreme. I was never the same...
We sent a confirmation message to . Look for it, then click the link to activate your account. If you don’t see the email in your inbox, check your spam, bulk or promotions folder.
Thanks for joining the All About Jazz community!