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Jack Cooper: Big Band Reflections of Cole Porter

Read "Big Band Reflections of Cole Porter" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The Jazz Orchestra of the Delta is a 17-member big band lead by Jack Cooper and, on this present recording, featuring trumpeter Marvin Stamm and vocalist Sandra Dudley. The Memphis-based group and special guests direct their attention here to the music composed and inspired by Cole Porter. Dr. Cooper spent the better part of the last ...

Jack Cooper: Big Band Reflections of Cole Porter

Read "Big Band Reflections of Cole Porter" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The Delta in the Jazz Orchestra's name refers to the Mississippi Delta, specifically around Memphis, TN, where the five-year-old JOD is based. Formed in 1998 by composer / arranger Jack Cooper, the eighteen-piece ensemble is comprised of some of the finest professional jazz and studio musicians in the area.

On its debut album, Big ...