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The Interplay Jazz Orchestra: On The Sunny Side

Read "On The Sunny Side" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The third album from The Interplay Jazz Orchestra follows in its predecessors' footsteps, featuring all-original arrangements from musicians in the ranks and highlighting a deep and oft overlooked talent pool that, for the most part, rests east of the Big Apple. As on this group's previous dates, My Love You're Free (Self Produced, 2013) and Detour (Self Produced 2015), the music speaks to deep bonds and strong relationships built over a long expanse of time. The band ...

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Interplay Jazz Orchestra: Detour

Read "Detour" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Making a big band album is no easy feat, what with the organizational aspects, the musical demands, and the costs associated with such a venture. But as difficult as all of that may be to deal with, the real trick is in sustaining and developing this type of ensemble. Extrinsic benefits for participation are few, as many such groups make little to no money and receive few bookings, but the intrinsic rewards, thankfully, are many. Anybody who's ever encountered the ...

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The Interplay Jazz Orchestra: My Love You're Free

Read "The Interplay Jazz Orchestra: My Love You're Free" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Is there any sound as glorious as that of a big band in full swing? While that question is somewhat rhetorical, there's no question about the fact that the big band was once synonymous with all that was right, good and adventurous in jazz. While it's true that these large ensembles haven't ruled the roost for quite some time, and the days of Basie, Ellington, Herman, Kenton and the like are long gone, the rumors of the ...


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