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Alan Ferber Big Band: Jigsaw

Read "Jigsaw" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The Jigsaw mapped out by trombonist Alan Ferber's splendid New York City-based ensemble comprises a number of dissimilar pieces, drawn from a broad range of musical patterns, which makes its assemblage arduous yet ultimately rewarding. Ferber's sophisticated arrangements manifest a pensive, and at times ethereal, temper that is far removed from the realm of flag-wavers and ...

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Alan Ferber: Jigsaw

Read "Jigsaw" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Tra il pubblico del jazz italiano è colpevolmente poco noto. Eppure Alan Ferber è tra i più attivi e richiesti trombonisti contemporanei, con più di cento incisioni da sideman negli ultimi 15 anni (tra cui con le orchestre di John Hollenbeck, Darcy James Argue, Brian Landrus, Ted Nash, Gerald Wilson ed i gruppi di Nels Cline, ...

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George Schuller: Jigsaw

Read "Jigsaw" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

George Schuller has moved from the basic quartet of his band The Schulldogs to fashion music for a conglomerate that moves from a quintet to a septet for this record. While the extra horns bring in a greater depth and extension, the addition of strings lends a serene presence. Together they add to the lure, and ...

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George Schuller: JigSaw

Read "JigSaw" reviewed by Ty Cumbie

If the opening violin/trombone duo (Mark Feldman and Curtis Hasselbring, who also plays guitar on the session) momentarily reveals a strong vein of new classical influence, the ensuing drum/bass vamp, topped with a spirited trumpet solo (I would bet money Dave Ballou made some funky physical movements delivering it) dispels any fear of being subjected to ...

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George Schuller: JigSaw

Read "JigSaw" reviewed by John Kelman

As an extension of his Schulldogs project, JigSaw finds drummer/composer George Schuller following somewhat in the third stream path of his father Gunther. With a group of players who double on so many instruments in order to provide a broad complexion of textures, Schuller comfortably blends free improvisation, new music and a surprising sense of swing ...