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The Millennium Jazz Orchestra: Triangular

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The Millennium Jazz Orchestra, which until last year was the Big Barchem Band, proves on its third recording (and second for A–Records) that a world–class ensemble by any other name swings as lustily and as often, thanks to bracing charts by conductor Joan Reinders, a welcome appearance on five selections by guest artist Philip Catherine, and ...

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The Millennium Jazz Orchestra: Millennium / The Second Millennium

Read "Millennium / The Second Millennium" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Three years ago baritone saxophonist Phil Doggett phoned a friend, bass guitarist Chris Reid, who’d once performed with Great Britain’s most prominent training band, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, with the idea of forming a twenty–piece ensemble that would use nonprofessional musicians to play contemporary charts at a professional level. And thus was born the Millennium ...