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The New York University Jazz Ensembles: Dancing in Frames

Read "Dancing in Frames" reviewed by Jack Bowers

This is an interesting overview of the more than twenty smaller Jazz ensembles that are a part of the Jazz/Contemporary Studies program at New York University. The group sizes range from quartet (So-Hum) to octet (Tony Moreno Ensemble) with two sextets (Ralph Lalama, Bob Albanese ensembles) and a septet (the NYU Composers Ensemble). The school also ...


The New York University Concert Jazz Ensemble: Works for Jazz Orchestra

Read "Works for Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Four of these seven works for Jazz orchestra were penned by the renowned tenor saxophonist and NYU artist in residence Frank Foster who played in and later led the Count Basie Orchestra and writes with the Count always in mind. Basie would have been quite comfortable playing any of Foster’s charts, as is the well–disciplined NYU ...