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The Doncaster Jazz Orchestra: Discover the Spirit

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For those who are unfamiliar with the Doncaster Jazz Orchestra, it’s another of those outrageously accomplished ensembles from Great Britain composed primarily of teen-agers with a handful of twenty-somethings inflating the roster. My initial response to the DJO’s third and most recent album was the same as always—there’s no way in the world musicians that young can possibly play as well as they do!

But there‘s the evidence, staring me right in the face—or rather, the ears. ...

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The Doncaster Jazz Orchestra . . . and Friends: Have You Heard . . .

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If you haven’t heard — haven’t heard the Doncaster Jazz Orchestra, that is — it’s time you did, as the 25–year–old DJO is one of the most talented young bands Great Britain has to offer, and its latest recording is a corker from start to finish. What is perhaps most impressive is the way these young players pounce eagerly on every note or phrase and nail it securely into place. Brass and reeds are meticulous and powerful, the rhythm section ...