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The Jerry Ascione Big Band: Beautiful Love

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Big Band music is alive and well as evidenced on Beautiful love , the debut CD of pianist/composer/arranger Jerry Ascione. Building from the tradition of the big band era defined by Count Basie, Stan Kenton, and Woody Herman, Ascione brings a purely modern aesthetic to the big band genre in his use of carefully conceived voicings and arrangements, as well as utilizing the talents of accomplished veterans like Marvin Stamm and Steve Williams; the former given ample soloing space throughout ...


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