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Highlight Big Band: Tros Sesjon

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The Highlight Jazz Orchestra’s name should be plural instead of singular, as Tros Sesjon, the Netherlands–based big band’s debut recording from March ’98, consists of one dazzling highlight after another. It helps, of course, to stack the deck with such awesomely talented touring artists as trombonist Bart van Lier and saxophonist Leo Janssen, but the ensemble itself is wide–awake and scrappy throughout, enabling its guests to unbend and feel right at home beneath a wide canopy of complementary swinging. Good ...