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The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: Democratic Vistas

Read "Democratic Vistas" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il titolo della nona incisione dell' Aardvark Jazz Orchestra per la Leo (il 15mo disco in 46 anni di attività!) riprende quello di un saggio di Walt Whitman del 1871 che denunciava la corruzione politica e la decadenza morale dell'epoca tardo vittoriana.

È l'annuncio di un disco “politico," che il leader della formazione ...

Nuove esplorazioni dell'Aardvark Jazz Orchestra

Read "Nuove esplorazioni dell'Aardvark Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

I due ultimi album dell'Aardvark Jazz Orchestra confermano il versatile e poliedrico approccio del suo fondatore e leader, Mark Harvey. In una carriera di oltre quattro decenni la formazione bostoniana ha mostrato di operare con competenza e creatività in tutto l'arco dell'orchestrazione jazz: da rivisitazioni ellingtoniane a esplorazioni post-free, in sintesi tra momenti cameristici e libere ...

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Various Artists: The Boston Creative Jazz Scene 1970-1983

Read "The Boston Creative Jazz Scene 1970-1983" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Though jny: New York City remains first and foremost in everyone's mind as the “Jazz Capital of the World," aficionados know that many other cities in the US and abroad support significant and artistically important jazz communities. Boston looms large among the most important jazz cities, worldwide. The birthplace of Harry Carney, Roy Haynes, George Russell, ...

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Richard Nelson / Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: Deep River

Read "Deep River" reviewed by Budd Kopman

The inspiration for jazz composition and improvisation can come from almost anywhere. For guitarist/composer Richard Nelson it was American roots music that he played with his then 12-year-old son who had developed an intense connection to the old tunes and players.

The jazz suite Deep River is the result of experiencing this music with ...

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Richard Nelson / Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: Deep River

Read "Deep River" reviewed by Jack Bowers

If the name of this new CD by guitarist Richard Nelson and Boston's intrepid Aardvark Jazz Orchestra sounds familiar, that's because it is the same as a spiritual of unknown origin that has been sung for perhaps hundreds of years in churches and other venues and recorded a number of times in films, once by the ...

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Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: Impressions

Read "Impressions" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Prossimo ai settanta Mark Harvey continua a guidare l'Aardvark Jazz Orchestra che ha fondato 42 anni fa. La formazione è poco nota fuori degli Stati Uniti ma vanta un percorso glorioso, documentato da dodici album, di cui sette incisi per la Leo Records. Nel corso della sua storia ha ospitato musicisti di primo piano come Jaki ...

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Aardvark Jazz Orchestra 41st Season To Feature Blues, Opening Show Oct 9, Scullers Boston

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra 41st Season To Feature Blues, Opening Show Oct 9, Scullers Boston

Praised for “spirited composition and inspired playing” (Jazz Alchemist - Poland) and called “spellbinding” (The Boston Globe), the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, one of the longest running large jazz ensembles in the world, will celebrate its 41st season with a series of Fall 2013 concerts featuring Blues and Other Hues. The venerable orchestra, led by award-winning composer ...

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Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: World Premiere Of "Boston JazzScape" on March 8, 2013

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra:  World Premiere Of "Boston JazzScape" on March 8, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013 at 7:30 pm Museum of Fine Arts
Remis Auditorium
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA Admission:
$20 members, seniors and students
$25 non-members Reservations:
800-440-6975 The internationally acclaimed Aardvark Jazz Orchestra marks the high point of its historic 40th season with the world premiere of ...

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MIT Jazz Program Celebrates 50 Years With A Corea Premiere

MIT Jazz Program Celebrates 50 Years With A  Corea Premiere

MIT Music and Theater Arts is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its jazz program. From the 1920s up until 1963, student-led jazz groups and student-produced concerts abounded on the MIT Campus. Over the years, the jazz groups included the MIT Dance Orchestra, the MIT Techtonians, and the MIT Jazz Society. On campus performances were presented by ...

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Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: 40th Annual Christmas Concert -- Dec. 15, 2012

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: 40th Annual Christmas Concert -- Dec. 15, 2012

Jerry Edwards, Grace Hughes, and Donna Hewitt-Didham, vocalists Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 8:00 pm
Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Admission: $15
Information: 617-776-8778 or 617-452-3205 Praised by CultureJazz.Fr (France) for “expansive harmony, brilliant music...discipline, openness, and freedom,” the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra will present its 40th Annual Christmas Concert, ...