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DJO: Thirty Years and Counting

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I was reminded recently that the Dallas Jazz Orchestra is now more than thirty years old (which I should have known after reviewing its latest album, The Big 3-0, recorded in 2004). That's a long time for any big band to stay together, and would have been true even the in so-called Big Band Era, when no more than a handful of ensembles managed to do so. It's even more remarkable in a country in which bands aren't subsidized, as ...


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