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The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: Democratic Vistas

Read "Democratic Vistas" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il titolo della nona incisione dell' Aardvark Jazz Orchestra per la Leo (il 15mo disco in 46 anni di attività!) riprende quello di un saggio di Walt Whitman del 1871 che denunciava la corruzione politica e la decadenza morale dell'epoca tardo vittoriana.

È l'annuncio di un disco “politico," che il leader della formazione ...

Nuove esplorazioni dell'Aardvark Jazz Orchestra

Read "Nuove esplorazioni dell'Aardvark Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

I due ultimi album dell'Aardvark Jazz Orchestra confermano il versatile e poliedrico approccio del suo fondatore e leader, Mark Harvey. In una carriera di oltre quattro decenni la formazione bostoniana ha mostrato di operare con competenza e creatività in tutto l'arco dell'orchestrazione jazz: da rivisitazioni ellingtoniane a esplorazioni post-free, in sintesi tra momenti cameristici e libere ...

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Richard Nelson / Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: Deep River

Read "Deep River" reviewed by Budd Kopman

The inspiration for jazz composition and improvisation can come from almost anywhere. For guitarist/composer Richard Nelson it was American roots music that he played with his then 12-year-old son who had developed an intense connection to the old tunes and players.

The jazz suite Deep River is the result of experiencing this music with ...

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Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: Impressions

Read "Impressions" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Prossimo ai settanta Mark Harvey continua a guidare l'Aardvark Jazz Orchestra che ha fondato 42 anni fa. La formazione è poco nota fuori degli Stati Uniti ma vanta un percorso glorioso, documentato da dodici album, di cui sette incisi per la Leo Records. Nel corso della sua storia ha ospitato musicisti di primo piano come Jaki ...

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Aardvark Jazz Orchestra 41st Season To Feature Blues, Opening Show Oct 9, Scullers Boston

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra 41st Season To Feature Blues, Opening Show Oct 9, Scullers Boston

Praised for “spirited composition and inspired playing” (Jazz Alchemist - Poland) and called “spellbinding” (The Boston Globe), the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, one of the longest running large jazz ensembles in the world, will celebrate its 41st season with a series of Fall 2013 concerts featuring Blues and Other Hues. The venerable orchestra, led by award-winning composer ...

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Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: World Premiere Of "Boston JazzScape" on March 8, 2013

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra:  World Premiere Of "Boston JazzScape" on March 8, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013 at 7:30 pm Museum of Fine Arts
Remis Auditorium
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA Admission:
$20 members, seniors and students
$25 non-members Reservations:
800-440-6975 The internationally acclaimed Aardvark Jazz Orchestra marks the high point of its historic 40th season with the world premiere of ...

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Richard Nelson Large Ensemble: Pursuit

Read "Pursuit" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Brooding, ECM-like soundscapes and thick, tense harmonies predominate on Pursuit, from Maine-based guitarist Richard Nelson. A student of avant-garde composers Donald Erb and Mario Davidovsky, and a core member of Mark Harvey's Boston- based Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, Nelson takes a few cues from these experiences, and adds more than a few of his own, to come ...

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Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Celebrates Historic 40th Season; Composer-led Orchestra Launches 5th Decade With New CD On Leo Records

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Celebrates Historic 40th Season; Composer-led Orchestra Launches 5th Decade With New CD On Leo Records

Boston, MA: The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, one of the longest continuously operating large jazz ensembles in North America, announces its historic 40th season 2012-2013. The season will feature original works by founder/music director Mark Harvey, with Boston-area performances to include: a season opener/CD-release at Scullers Jazz Club on October 3, a post-election show of Satire & ...

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Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Performs at Scullers Jazz Club on February 22

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Performs at Scullers Jazz Club on February 22

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra is performing at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online. Their performance is entitled “Blues, Ballads and Beyond," and features music by Count Basie, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Kenny Dorham and Duke Ellington, plus original music by Mark Harvey, ...

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"Big Bands Afire: Swing to Beyond" kicks off Jazz Week from JazzBoston

"Big Bands Afire: Swing to Beyond" kicks off Jazz Week from JazzBoston

Large ensemble lovers have several options in as many locations for Jazz Week. The Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra holds court at the Cambridge Family YMCA Theatre with an offer to pay the first 50 attendees to show up. The 19 piece JCA Orchestra will present a concert of new music by resident composers David Harris, Jim Hobbs, Darrell Katz, Bob Pilkington, Warren ...