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Elliot Deutsch: Make Big Band Great Again

Read "Make Big Band Great Again" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Bandleader Elliot Deutsch has come up with a clever angle for his third CD, complete with obligatory red baseball cap and “Make Big Band Great Again" logo. Song titles are precocious too: “Fake News," “Repeal and Replace," “The Great Wall," sandwiched between “America the Beautiful" and an ambivalent ode to his Los Angeles home, “Pink Sunset (Over Gray Skies)." The problem arises with their length, which collectively totals roughly eighteen minutes. Given that (pardon the pun) shortcoming, the album could ...


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