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Bob Wagner: Toot Suite

Read "Toot Suite" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

There have been many composers on both sides of the classical-jazz continuum who have attempted to blend those genres. Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein, Darius Milhaud, Duke Ellington, Lalo Schifrin, Jorge Calandrelli, and others have explored the parallels and differences.

In 1980, French jazz pianist/composer, Claude Bolling composed “Toot Suite" for the great French ...

NEWS: RECORDING

On April 7, Visionary Avant-Garde Composer Joe Garrison Returns With “the People Upstairs”

On April 7, Visionary Avant-Garde Composer Joe Garrison Returns With “the People Upstairs”

As a 25-year veteran of pushing the boundaries of modern composition, prolific musician Joe Garrison is getting set to introduce his most adventurous project yet. Releasing April 7, The People Upstairs is the follow-up to 2013’s Veranda, which the jny: San Diego Troubadour favorably compared to the ground-breaking work of Oliver Nelson while also landing in NBC San Diego’s Top 10 ...

David Soler: Botánicas

Read "Botánicas" reviewed by Enrique Turpin

Hay discos que nacen con la condición de outsiders. No sólo es que vayan a contracorriente, es que encuentran sentido en los márgenes. La periferia es su dominio y cobran sentido pleno cuando dejan descubrir su lateralidad. David Soler es el baricentro que equilibra las fuerzas, densidades y distancias del conjunto heterogéneo que es Botánicas. Un ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Ligro Releases "Dictionary 2" on MoonJune Records

MoonJune Records continues its streak of astonishing musical discoveries from Indonesia with Dictionary 2, the first international release by Jakarta's celebrated jazz-rock trio Ligro. Founded in 2004 by authoritative guitarist Agam Hamzah and rounded out by agile bassist Adi Darmawan and exhilarating drummer Gusti Hendy. Ligro when read backwards, means “crazy people" in the Bahasa (Indonesian ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

The Tomorrow's Warriors Jazz Orchestra becomes The Nu Civilisation Orchestra. New programme Firebird debuts Autumn 2011

The Nu Civilisation Orchestra is the new name of the Tomorrow's Warriors Jazz Orchestra, a fully professional 16-piece orchestra comprising past and present members of the Tomorrow's Warriors artist development programme. Tomorrow's Warriors Artistic Director Gary Crosby OBE said, 'this is our response to feedback from promoters and the public who were not fully aware of our Orchestra's depth of quality ...