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Big Train: Travels

Read "Travels" reviewed by John Patten

Big Train, a quartet composed of pianist Jeremy Bacon, drummer Jeff Ballard, saxophonist Justin Flynn and bassist Ugonna Okegwo, showcase nine original compositions on Travels, with songwriting duties split between Bacon and Flynn.

This third recording shows Big Train to be full of flexibility, tackling complex rhythms while still swinging strongly throughout.

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Big Train: Travels

Read "Travels" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The title of the record may seem innocuous, even a tad trite (journeys across musical landscapes and that kind of stuff)... But then by the sound of it Big Train is more than a couple of journeymen. This is a duo that is rattling against convention. Pianist, Jeremy Bacon and tenor and soprano saxophonist Justin Flynn ...

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Wynton Marsalis and The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra: Big Train

Read "Big Train" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

All Aboard. In keeping with the Duke Ellington precedence, Wynton Marsalis has been composing longer and longer jazz pieces, music that approximates suites. Starting with The Majesty of the Blues (Columbia, 1989) and proceeding through Blue Interlude (Columbia, 1992), Citi Movement (Columbia, 1993), In This House, On This Morning (Columbia, 1994), Jump Start and Jazz (Columbia, ...