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David Mengual Free Spirits Big Band: Vertebrats

Read "Vertebrats" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


This is a bit of a monster. The David Mengual Free Spirits Big Band is a big Big Band--27 musicians--with impressive musical scope, mixing improvisation with written charts, original pieces with tunes by some of the best known and most respected composers of the last 300 years. Vertebrats is the band's third album--a richly varied, ambitious recording. There's almost 90 minutes of music across these two CDs. It's organised into a series of six suites each of four ...


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