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Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra: Refractions

Read "Refractions" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The twenty-four piece Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra boasts a full roster of instrumentation, including double reeds and French horns, for a sound that is somewhat rare in the professional jazz world, but familiar to anyone guiding a child through a high school music program with a “concert band." Lush and multi-layered, Refractions contains a full range of color and emotion.The word "symphonic" comes to mind with so many deftly-woven textures underlying the free-swinging improvisations; the classical ideas ...