All About Jazz

Home » Tag Center » Tag: Darrell Katz

Content by tag "Darrell Katz"

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Jerome Wilson's Best Releases Of 2018

Read "Jerome Wilson's Best Releases Of 2018" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

It may be unwieldy to keep a large jazz ensemble together for economic reasons but this year was still full of outstanding big band recordings, whether done through commissions, arrangers working with established orchestras or even actual working ensembles. Several of the releases on my list are examples of that. Also this year had the usual ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Darrell Katz and the JCA Orchestra: Rats Live on No Evil Star

Read "Rats Live on No Evil Star" reviewed by Jack Bowers

It's a pretty sure bet that appraising any album whose title is also a palindrome isn't going to be a stroll in the park, even more so when the orchestra in question is the Jazz Composers Alliance (rule of thumb: the longer the name, the more abstruse the music) and the instrumentation includes voice, marimba, EWI, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Darrell Katz and the JCA Orchestra: Rats Live on No Evil Star

Read "Rats Live on No Evil Star" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Listening to Darrell Katz's music, it boggles the mind that he is not celebrated as one of the best jazz composers-arrangers around. He has been creating ambitious and accessible works full of humor, social conscience and creativity for decades in the Boston area with the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra and other groups, yet you rarely hear ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

JCA Orchestra At The Lily Pad in Cambridge on April 10, 2018 at 8pm

JCA Orchestra At The Lily Pad in Cambridge on April 10, 2018 at 8pm

JCA ORCHESTRA in concert, Tuesday, April 10, 8PM at The LilyPad in Inman Square. The Jazz Composers Alliance will present new music by resident composers David Harris, Darrell Katz & Bob Pilkington Donations are $15, and $10 for students and seniors. On Tuesday, April 10, at 8PM, the 20-piece JCA Orchestra will present a program of new music ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Darrell Katz and OddSong: Jailhouse Doc With Holes In Her Socks

Read "Jailhouse Doc With Holes In Her Socks" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Darrell Katz è noto per la trentennale direzione della bostoniana Jazz Composers Alliance con cui ha inciso nove dischi ospitando musicisti prestigiosi come Steve Lacy, Muhal Abrams, Henry Threadgill, Sam Rivers o Tim Berne. In questo nuovo album l'orchestra (con Oliver Lake ospite) è però confinata a chiusura del lavoro, appena dopo un brano con il ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Jerome Wilson's Best Releases of 2016

Read "Jerome Wilson's  Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Any “best of the year" list is really a snapshot in time. It's impossible to listen to all the worthwhile jazz music out there so you end up making a list based on what you've heard during the year. With apologies to Kris Davis, John Scofield, Darcy James Argue and all the other musicians whose CDs ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Darrell Katz and OddSong: Jailhouse Doc With Holes In Her Socks

Read "Jailhouse Doc With Holes In Her Socks" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Darrell Katz has been working in Boston for over 30 years compiling an impressive body of work as leader of the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra whose music has drawn from current events, literary works and anecdotes about Charles Mingus and Albert Einstein among other sources. On this new CD he revisits several of the compositions he's ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Darrell Katz and the JCA Orchestra: Why Do You Ride?

Read "Why Do You Ride?" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Why Do You Ride?, a sweeping, poly-stylistic orchestral paean to bicycling, Albert Einstein, a certain orange kitty cat, and wrongly-attributed quotes (among other diverse topics) is the 10th album by Darrell Katz and his Jazz Composers' Alliance (JCA) Orchestra, which is also celebrating its 30th year of existence. Unlike most jazz artists of his generation, Katz--an ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Darrell Katz and the JCA Orchestra: Why Do You Ride?

Read "Why Do You Ride?" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Con i suoi 30 anni di attività, la Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra è un'istituzione della scena musicale di Boston e uno dei suoi fondatori, il compositore e arrangiatore Darrell Katz, ha legami con le due rinomate scuole musicali cittadine, il New England Conservatory e il Berklee College of Music. L'orchestra è composta da una ventina di ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra: Cambridge, April 29, 2011

Read "Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra: Cambridge, April 29, 2011" reviewed by Andrew J. Sammut

Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra
YMCA Theater
Cambridge, MA
April 29, 2011
A local community center turned into a forward-thinking artistic venue when the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra ascended the small stage at the Cambridge YMCA.
The JCAO plays original works by a membership drawn from Boston's ...