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Moon Trip 2000, 2nd Edition

Label: Americatone
Released: 2002

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Raul Romero and His Jazz Stars Orchestra: Moon Trip 2000, 2nd Edition

Read "Moon Trip 2000, 2nd Edition" reviewed by Jack Bowers


As the late Raul Romero is one of my favorite unsung big–band composer / arrangers, it saddens me to report that the second edition of Moon Trip 2000 by his Jazz Stars Orchestra is notably less pleasing than the first, which was reviewed about a year or so ago. The fault lies not with the music ...

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Early Start

Label: Americatone
Released: 2001
Track listing: Dance; September Morn; Turtle Talk; A Time for Love; Film at Eleven; You Must Believe in Spring; Out of Nowhere; Early Start (40:47).

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Explosion!

Label: Americatone
Released: 2001
Track listing: Dress Blues, Grumpy, Bella's Back in Town, Larry Finley's Stomp, You Got to My Head, Ride Around the Block, How High the Moon, It's a Wonderful World, Wail Street.

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Moon Trip 2000

Label: Americatone
Released: 2001
Track listing: Journey; Conversations with Rick; Baile Indio; Moon Trip 2000; Tristesse; Fly by Night; Study in Blues; A Little Trane (51:51).

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The Mark Masters Jazz Orchestra: Early Start

Read "Early Start" reviewed by Jack Bowers


I’d heard the Mark Masters Jazz Orchestra before and been disappointed — not by the orchestra itself but by the recording, which sounded dry and sterile, almost as though it had been recorded in someone’s closet or a telephone booth. This reissue on Americatone is much better, both sonically and aesthetically. Masters has fashioned his ensemble ...

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Sam Trippe and His Jazz Orchestra: Explosion!

Read "Explosion!" reviewed by Jack Bowers


This reissue on Americatone by Sam Trippe's orchestra was recorded more than forty years ago, shortly before Trippe and his wife, Dorothy, were killed in an auto accident, which accounts for its LP—like 30:40 playing time. Trippe's ensemble was modeled closely on that of Woody Herman—not a bad model at all—and Trippe was convinced he had ...

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Raul Romero and His Jazz Stars Orchestra: Moon Trip 2000

Read "Moon Trip 2000" reviewed by Jack Bowers


In spite of its futuristic (and somewhat misleading) title, Moon Trip 2000 wasn’t recorded last year, or anywhere near it. Raul Romero, a splendid saxophonist and even better writer who logged time with big bands led by Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Gene Krupa and Benny Goodman, among others, before settling in Las Vegas in 1955, succumbed ...


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