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Vinny Golia: Feeding Frenzy

Read "Feeding Frenzy" reviewed by Farrell Lowe

On Feeding Frenzy multi-instrumentalist Vinny Golia explores the borders between modern classical music and modern jazz. He has chosen a string quartet to accompany him on his forays through the dizzying woodwind (various flutes and clarinets) forests he has built for this project. They start with “Title Sequence," a thorny hedgerow of Penderecki-like string and Gershwin-esque ...

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Vinny Golia: Feeding Frenzy

Read "Feeding Frenzy" reviewed by Mark Corroto

To borrow a moniker from the superstar world of chefs, Vinny Golia should now be addressed as “Molto Golia.” Besides playing more instruments than any musician working today, he plays in more combinations and groups than just about any working jazzman. From his very large ensembles, to big band, and all the way down to solo ...

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Virginia Tech Jazz Lab: Feeding Frenzy

Read "Feeding Frenzy" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The Virginia Tech Jazz Lab is ably supervised by Chip McNeill, who held down a saxophone chair in Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Nouveau band, among others, but plays only piano on Feeding Frenzy, leaving the sax–playing duties to Patrick Barbie (who shares the front line with trumpeter Jason Price). What emerges is a respectable blowing session ...