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David White Jazz Orchestra: The Chase

Read "The Chase" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Flashpoint, released three years ago (in 2011), introduced listeners to a splendid New York-based orchestra led by composer / trombonist David White. On The Chase, White proves that Flashpoint was indeed no fluke, guiding what is essentially the same ensemble through its paces on half a dozen of his admirable charts. There is one sizable difference, which will be addressed in due course; in musical terms, however, White and the orchestra are as a rule beyond reproach. He writes tasteful ...

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David White Jazz Orchestra: The Chase

Read "The Chase" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The Chase is one heck of a wild ride. Trombonist David White has followed up his Jazz Orchestra's debut--Flashpoint (Mister Shepherd Records, 2011)--with an album that's short on material but rich in content. A scant thirty-four minutes of music can be found on this one, with all but one of the six tracks falling in the four-to-six minute range, but better to focus on what White does with the time than the time itself. White's greatest achievement ...

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David White Jazz Orchestra: The Chase

Read "The Chase" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Some of the same high school kids that we're jamming with composer/arranger/trombonist David White more than fifteen years ago still occupy a space alongside newer faces in his New York based jazz orchestra. Tradition and transition are very much at the core of White's approach to progressive swing. White continues to express his unique style of progressive swing on his sophomore release The Chase. Like his debut Flashpoint (Self-Produced, 2007), The Chase pushes instrumental boundaries while paying just enough respect ...

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David White Jazz Orchestra: Flashpoint

Read "Flashpoint" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Trombonist, composer and bandleader David White has been building a reputation in New York's vibrant jazz scene since arriving in 1999. The David White Quintet has become a fixture at various venues throughout the New York City area, and in 2007, he formed the seventeen-piece David White Jazz Orchestra, securing a standing engagement at Greenwich Village's Garage Restaurant and Café. Flashpoint is the ensemble's debut recording, presenting nine White original compositions with the leader's arrangement of Duke Ellington's “David Danced ...

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David White Jazz Orchestra: Flashpoint

Read "Flashpoint" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

With a faculty that includes John Abercrombie, Eric Alexander, Scott Colley, Jon Faddis, Jon Gordon and Kenny Washington, the Purchase College Jazz Studies Program is a leading talent pool for artists. No one alumnus epitomizes that capacity better than trombonist, composer and arranger David White on his debut, Flashpoint. Though he's still relatively unknown outside the New York circuit, White has played with the likes of Slide Hampton, Delfeayo Marsalis and Kenny Burrell. White's Jazz Orchestra deftly combines the traditions ...

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Take Five With David White

Read "Take Five With David White" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet David White:Trombonist/composer/arranger David White is a highly versatile musician who is building a strong reputation in the New York jazz scene. Since arriving in New York in 1999, he has performed frequently throughout the area and has shared the stage with such luminaries as Jon Faddis, Slide Hampton, James Weidman, Frank Lowe, Todd Coolman, Junior Mance and Valery Ponomarev.Instrument(s):Trombone, composition.Teachers and/or influences? I'm an instrumentalist, but I've been influenced more by ...


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