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NEWS: RECORDING

Doc Stewart's Code Blue! Big Band

Doc Stewart's Code Blue! Big Band

The concept of Code Blue originally came from an idea to follow‐up my 2005 CD Phoenix: A Tribute to Cannonball Adderley. That CD debuted on the independent jazz new releases at number one. It continued to do well reaching number 13 on the jazz charts. I attribute this fluke to a very good CD and, based ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND CARAVAN

Cecilia Coleman Big Band / Phil Norman Tentet / UNT One O'Clock Lab Band

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Cecilia Coleman Big Band

Oh Boy!

PandaKat Records

2011

Among the many pleasant surprises on Oh Boy!, pianist Cecilia Coleman's maiden voyage as leader of her own big band, perhaps the most eye-opening is that the band had been together for only eight months when the album was recorded by ...

George Stone / Fred Hess Big Band / Jamie Begian Big Band

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George Stone

The Real Deal

Self Published

2010

Every once in a while the stars align, the wheel of fortune spins precisely and listeners are the happy recipients of a big band album that is remarkably engaging and spectacular from start to finish; in other words, The Real Deal. This ...

Mike Fahn: Close Your Eyes... and Listen

Read "Close Your Eyes... and Listen" reviewed by Jack Bowers

I first heard valve trombonist Mike Fahn some years ago on an album led by the wonderful tenor saxophonist Bob Cooper and was duly impressed. “There’s a player to watch," I said to myself. Great chops, lovely sound, quick reflexes, singular voice. Been watching ever since but apart from occasional appearances as a sideman on others’ ...

Mike Fahn: Close Your Eyes...and Listen

Read "Close Your Eyes...and Listen" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Close Your Eyes...and Listen is an appropriate title for the new recording by valve trombonist Mike Fahn; which showcases the majestic and beautiful sound of the peculiar instrument in the hands of a most capable musician. Fahn, who is primarily self-taught, has an impressive resume with luminaries such as Maynard Ferguson, Dizzy Gillespie, and Diana Krall. ...


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