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Tim Davies Big Band: The Expensive Train Set

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Tim Davies, who led a big band in his native Australia before relocating to Los Angeles in 2000, reprises that experience on parts of The Expensive Train Set, returning home to supervise his Melbourne ensemble on four selections, presiding over his Los Angeles-based band on four others, and somehow managing to blend the two groups together ...

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Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra: Return Journey

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Return Journey, the fourth recording --and first in four years --by Daryl McKenzie's splendid Jazz Orchestra from Melbourne, Australia, was inspired in part by McKenzie's visit to the States in 2012 wherein he renewed ties with many of his onetime musical mates and colleagues and briefly returned “home" to the University of North Texas in Denton. ...