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YEAR IN REVIEW

Jack Bowers' Best Releases Of 2020

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Given the angst and turmoil of this most unusual year, I wasn't expecting much in terms of quantity or quality of jazz recordings. Surprise! As it turns out, 2020 was a banner year with a large number of superlative albums regularly arriving for review. A dozen of the best I've heard are named here, and the list could have been much longer. Bravo! to all those who brushed aside seemingly insurmountable obstacles to produce the kind of healing music the ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Jeremy Levy Jazz Orchestra: The Planets: Reimagined

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The Planets, a picturesque seven-movement suite written more than a hundred years ago (1914-16) by the English composer Gustav Holst, has been marvelously Reimagined in a present-day framework by film scenarist Jeremy Levy and his superlative Los Angeles-based Jazz Orchestra in a medley that safeguards the tantalizing flavor of the original while adding sufficient seasoning and spices to make it even more appetizing than before. To state the matter clearly, this is awe-inspiring music, lovingly recast by ...


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