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Darrell Katz and the JCA Orchestra: Rats Live on No Evil Star

Read "Rats Live on No Evil Star" reviewed by Jack Bowers

It's a pretty sure bet that appraising any album whose title is also a palindrome isn't going to be a stroll in the park, even more so when the orchestra in question is the Jazz Composers Alliance (rule of thumb: the longer the name, the more abstruse the music) and the instrumentation includes voice, marimba, EWI, ...

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Darrell Katz and the JCA Orchestra: Rats Live on No Evil Star

Read "Rats Live on No Evil Star" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Listening to Darrell Katz's music, it boggles the mind that he is not celebrated as one of the best jazz composers-arrangers around. He has been creating ambitious and accessible works full of humor, social conscience and creativity for decades in the Boston area with the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra and other groups, yet you rarely hear ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

JCA Orchestra At The Lily Pad in Cambridge on April 10, 2018 at 8pm

JCA Orchestra At The Lily Pad in Cambridge on April 10, 2018 at 8pm

JCA ORCHESTRA in concert, Tuesday, April 10, 8PM at The LilyPad in Inman Square. The Jazz Composers Alliance will present new music by resident composers David Harris, Darrell Katz & Bob Pilkington Donations are $15, and $10 for students and seniors. On Tuesday, April 10, at 8PM, the 20-piece JCA Orchestra will present a program of new music ...

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Darrell Katz and the JCA Orchestra: Why Do You Ride?

Read "Why Do You Ride?" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Why Do You Ride?, a sweeping, poly-stylistic orchestral paean to bicycling, Albert Einstein, a certain orange kitty cat, and wrongly-attributed quotes (among other diverse topics) is the 10th album by Darrell Katz and his Jazz Composers' Alliance (JCA) Orchestra, which is also celebrating its 30th year of existence. Unlike most jazz artists of his generation, Katz--an ...

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Darrell Katz and the JCA Orchestra: Why Do You Ride?

Read "Why Do You Ride?" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Con i suoi 30 anni di attività, la Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra è un'istituzione della scena musicale di Boston e uno dei suoi fondatori, il compositore e arrangiatore Darrell Katz, ha legami con le due rinomate scuole musicali cittadine, il New England Conservatory e il Berklee College of Music. L'orchestra è composta da una ventina di ...