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Monochrome

Label: QFTF Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: White Note Exorcist; Monochrome; Foxes; Der Vierundzwanzigste Sommer; Choke On It!; Elephant; Mumpitz.

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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 ...

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Article: Album Review

Claudia Döffinger: Monochrome

Read "Monochrome" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


There are a lot of very fine composers working with large jazz ensembles today, but what Claudia Doffinger does is in a class by itself. A native of Germany, here she leads the Austrian Graz Composers Orchestra in a program that mixes the colors and gestures of big band jazz with the language and rhythms of ...

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Article: Bailey's Bundles

Seven Women (Plus Three) 2018 – Part VIII

Read "Seven Women (Plus Three) 2018 – Part VIII" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Cheryl Bentyne (and Mark Winkler) Eastern Standard Time Café Pacific Records

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Article: Album Review

Graz Composers Orchestra meets Claudia Döffinger: Monochrome

Read "Monochrome" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


The title of composer and pianist Claudia Döffinger's collaboration with Graz Composers Orchestra, Monochrome, is a bit of a misnomer. The seven pieces, five by Döffinger, are definitely not in shades of a single color. They are multitextured, vibrantly-hued and captivating, and often coalesce around one or two instruments like Kaleidoscopic patterns around light beams.

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Claudia Döffinger: Monochrome

Read "Monochrome" reviewed by Gareth Thompson


The turkey trot and tango became so popular by 1914 that the Vatican saw fit to denounce them. American ballrooms, once invaded by European dance steps, were now throbbing to these sexier moves. In his eminent book, The History Of Jazz, author Ted Gioia argues that such new currents in social dancing also forced a change ...


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