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RG Royal Sound Orchestra: Impact

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Take a group of A-List Miami-based musicians--many of whom are alumni of the big bands of Woody Herman,Maynard Ferguson, and Stan Kenton)--combine them with guitarists and percussionists from Madrid,Spain, and the result is the RG Royal Sound Orchestra, making its debut withexactly what the title promises. The arrangements integrate Afro-Cuban rhythms, Iberian romanticism, and North American swing and dance music into a repertoire covering French, Italian, British, and American standards in addition to the pop idioms of the 1960s through ...