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Size Matters: (Mostly New) Jazz for Big Bands and Orchestras, Part 2


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As we continue our journey in the recent work of some of the most compelling jazz orchestras and big bands of today, and a few from the past that were so ahead of their time that their music still sounds fresh. [Click here to listen to the part 1].

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  • Ben Allison Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Orchestre National de Jazz "Who Is Clutterbuck?" The Party (Jazz Village) 0:16
  • Host talks 4:50
  • Michael Leonhart Orchestra "Denial" The Normyn Suite [Unreleased] 6:21
  • Host talks 8:52
  • Enrico Terragnoli Orchestra Vertical "Tout Égal" L'Anniversaire (El Gallo Rojo) 10:45
  • Fred Pallem et le Sacre du Tympan "L'avare qui avait perdu son trésor" Racontent les fables de La Fontaine (Train Fantome) 15:55
  • The Don Ellis Orchestra "Alone" Electric Bath (Columbia/Legacy) 19:01
  • Host talks 24:31
  • Miho Hazama and the Danish Radio Big Band "I Said Cool, You said What?" I Said Cool, You said What? -Single (Edition) 26:18
  • Tower Jazz Composers Orchestra "Ecce Combo" Tower Jazz Composers Orchestra (Over) 32:56
  • Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive "Africa 21" Ragmala (Meta) 40:03
  • Host talks 46:59
  • UMO Jazz Orchestra, Raoul Bjorkenheim "Monkey Dance" UMO Jazz Orchestra & Special Guests (Rytmi) 48:40
  • Mike Gibbs "Country Roads" Revisiting Tanglewood 63: The Early Tapes (Jazz in Britan) 54:19
  • Jihye Lee Orchestra "Why is That" Daring Mind (Motema) 1:00:17
  • Host talks 1:06:04
  • Michael Formanek Ensemble Kolossus "Exoskeleton, Pts. VI-VII (Shucking While Jiving / A Reptile Dysfunction)" The Distance (ECM) 1:08:19
Photo credit: Agnete Schlichtkrull



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