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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Christopher Zuar Orchestra: Musings

Read "Musings" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Esordio discografico per il ventinovenne newyorchese Christopher Zuar, nato trombettista ma ormai dedito alla composizione e all'arrangiamento, che infatti pratica in questo lavoro che lo vede alla direzione di un'orchestra di diciassette elementi, che arrivano a diciannove in alcune tracce con l'ingresso di percussioni e voce.

Il lavoro è tutto sommato convenzionale, tipico di ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tony Kadleck Big Band: Tony Kadleck Big Band: Around the Horn

Read "Tony Kadleck Big Band: Around the Horn" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

One of the best and most unique things about All About Jazz is that discovering wonderful music is not limited to the narrow window around someone's release date. Whenever you stumble on something especially delicious, you can share your sentiments about it--and even if another reviewer has gotten there first.

The route by which ...

John Fedchock New York Big Band: Like It Is

Read "Like It Is" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Veteran trombonist and big band leader John Fedchock, has had a history of showcasing some of the finest contemporary ensemble music ever presented, and on the audacious Like It Is, keeps that tradition alive on the fifth album from his 16-piece New York Big Band. A group by the way, that has been around and swinging ...

John Fedchock New York Big Band: Like It Is

Read "Like It Is" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Trombonist John Fedchock may be a seasoned veteran, but he's not set in his ways as a player, arranger, or composer. While some big band leaders of his ilk either try to recreate the past or completely abandon it, attempting to reboot themselves by genuflecting at the altar of modernism, he isn't one of them. Fedchock ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tony Kadleck Big Band: Around The Horn

Read "Around The Horn" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

In assessing baseball talent, the scouts' description “five-tool talent" describes a hitter who can do it all--run, field, hit for average, hit with power and throw. When a musician such as Tony Kadleck steps into the recording batter's box as leader and with work presented such as Around the Horn, the description not only fits like ...

Tony Kadleck Big Band: Around the Horn

Read "Tony Kadleck Big Band: Around the Horn" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Tony Kadleck, who has done almost everything one can do on a trumpet, adds the designation big-band leader to his resume with Around the Horn, an impressive debut CD for which he has written all the charts and enlisted a group of the New York area's A-list musicians to interpret them. If leadership is best imparted ...

Tony Kadleck Big Band: Around The Horn

Read "Around The Horn" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Trumpeter Tony Kadleck is one of those musicians that nearly everybody has heard, regardless of whether they know it. He's an unerring player with extraordinary chops, making him a first-call player for Broadway contractors, jazz musicians, and anybody looking for a never-miss trumpet player to add musicality to a studio session. His horn can be heard ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Westchester Jazz Orchestra: Dobbs Ferry, NY, September 29, 2012

Read "Westchester Jazz Orchestra: Dobbs Ferry, NY, September 29, 2012" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

Westchester Jazz Orchestra
Master's School
Dobbs Ferry, NY
September 29, 2012

The much-acclaimed Westchester Jazz Orchestra (WJO) opened its 10th season with a program called West Side Stories, based on that brilliant and timeless 1957 Broadway musical by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. In keeping with the WJO's ongoing educational objectives, the concert began with ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Stars on the Horizon

Read "Stars on the Horizon" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Even before Groovin' Hard, the Los Angeles Jazz Institute's latest foray into the world of contemporary jazz, kicked off its four-day run (October 11-14) at the Marriott LAX Hotel, a letter arrived from LAJI director Ken Poston announcing details of next May's extravaganza, also at the Marriott. The theme is Big Band Spectacular, and the bands ...

Westchester Jazz Orchestra: Maiden Voyage Suite

Read "Maiden Voyage Suite" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Imagine a painter, sculptor or writer attempting to recreate a masterpiece done by a Picasso, Michelangelo or Shakespeare. The task redefines challenge and chutzpah. While jazz recreations are more common than those in other arts--Clark Terry and the Chicago Jazz Orchestra's marvelous revisit (Americana Music, 2004) of the Miles Davis/Gil Evans' Porgy and Bess (Columbia, 1958), ...


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