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Journey to Knowhere

Label: Artist Alliance Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Melt Down; Bluezone; 3 for McKee; Smatter; Nora Rae; Thick Plot; A Nod to Ahmad; Malecon.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Bob Washut Dodectet: Journey to Knowhere

Read "Journey to Knowhere" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Even as experience is often the best teacher, so it is that the teacher often has the most useful experience. Bob Washut, who has been a teacher for roughly four decades, brings that experience and more to bear on Journey to Knowhere, preparing an ambrosial banquet for his twelve-member Dodectet whose main course consists of seven ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jeff Coffin with Caleb Chapman's Crescent Super Band: The Inside of the Outside

Read "The Inside of the Outside" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The first time woodwind artist Jeff Coffin heard Caleb Chapman's Crescent Super Band, he was greatly impressed--so much so that he decided to record an album with the band. You may be impressed too, especially upon learning that the Super Band, which sounds for all the world like a professional (or advanced university) ensemble, is actually ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Buddy Rich: The Beat Goes On

Read "Buddy Rich: The Beat Goes On" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Was Buddy Rich really “the world's greatest drummer"? The answer to that speculative question is debatable, of course, and opinions may vary, as they no doubt do on what kind of a person (or persons) he was when not weaving his particular brand of magic behind a drum kit. Buddy's remarkable talents as a drummer and ...

UNI Jazz Band: The Hard Way

Read "UNI Jazz Band: The Hard Way" reviewed by Jack Bowers

UNI stands for the University of Northern Iowa whose tradition of producing first-rate big-band recordings spans more than two decades, first under director Bob Washut and more recently under his successor, Chris Merz (The Hard Way is the twentieth album by the university's Jazz Band One in my library). This is a “semi-live" date on which ...

Nova Jazz Orchestra / Christian McBride Big Band / NYJO

Read "Nova Jazz Orchestra / Christian McBride Big Band / NYJO" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Nova Contemporary Jazz OrchestraWho Sez You Can't Dance to Bebop?Nova Jazz2010 When last heard from, Minnesota's dauntless Nova Jazz Orchestra was performing alongside the legendary Stan Kenton Orchestra--well, not actually “alongside," but as part of the Tantara label's ongoing two-disc salute to Kenton, Double Feature, Vol. 2. ...

Songbook

Label: Sea Breeze Jazz
Released: 2000
Track listing: Waiting for Charlie; Iowa Autumn; Basso Urnessto; Mrs. B; Stompin' at the Savoy; Fairy Tale; Caravan; Sphere's Mirror; The Sage; Especial-Lee;8:00 Bean

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Bob Washut: Songbook

Read "Songbook" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Bob Washut is a musical product of Northern Iowa University and has taken upon himself to gather together two close friends to do a piano trio CD. Of the eleven tunes, seven are Washut compositions. All the tunes are musical expressions of Washut's admiration for a specific individual. Some of them are well-known jazz musicians, like ...


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