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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 ...

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Joan Chamorro and Andrea Motis: Feeling Good

Read "Feeling Good" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Feeling Good is well named: the feelgood vibe is strong and the love of music that reaches out from this album is pretty much guaranteed to leave listeners with a similarly good feeling. It's the second album from Joan Chamorro--bassist, saxophonist and director of Barcelona's Sant Andreu Jazz Band--and the band's star member, the teenage singer ...