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Greg Yasinitsky YAZZ Band: New Normal

Read "New Normal" reviewed by Jack Bowers


As one good album clearly deserves another, Greg Yasinitsky, who wears many hats—composer, arranger, woodwind specialist and educator among them—has released New Normal, the second impressive outing by his admirable Washington state-based ensemble, the YAZZ Band, which varies in size from septet to tentet. Unlike Yasinitsky's earlier album, YAZZ Band, which was recorded basically in one session with fixed personnel, the coronavirus pandemic upended any such plan this time, forcing an end to in-person studio sessions after five tracks had ...

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Album Review

Greg Yasinitsky: YAZZ Band

Read "YAZZ Band" reviewed by Jack Bowers


You're right, Greg Yasinitsky isn't a household name--apart from his own household, that is, and perhaps a handful of others in and around Pullman, WA, where Yasinitsky serves as professor of music and coordinator of Jazz Studies at Washington State University. And while his impressive debut album as overseer of the well-spoken YAZZ Band may not redress that shortcoming, it should at least bring Yasinitsky's music to the attention of a somewhat wider audience, which would be a win-win situation ...


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