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Birmingham Jazz Orchestra: Rough Boundaries

Read "Rough Boundaries" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Rough Boundaries is the second album in the, to date, two-year history of the Birmingham Jazz Orchestra. A year on from debut album Burns--inspired by the poems of Scotland's own Robert Burns--the orchestra now looks away from the UK, to take inspiration from some of the great cities of Europe and North Africa.

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Birmingham Jazz Orchestra: Burns

Read "Burns" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The Birmingham Jazz Orchestra--that's Birmingham, England--formed in the fall of 2014, just a few months before recording Burns, its debut album of tunes written by director/conductor Sean Gibbs. The maturity of the writing and playing, the strength of the sections and the verve of the solos belies the inexperience of the ensemble--this is a strong first ...