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Dan Cavanagh

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Dan Cavanagh is the Associate Director of Jazz Studies and an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Texas at Arlington. In November 2008, OA2 Records released his first big band album, entitled Pulse. He has garnered numerous awards for his jazz compositions, including a 2006 First Music Commission from the New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band Classic program, Honorable Mention in the 2007 Gil Evans Commissioning Program, Featured Performance at the 2006 International Jazz Composers’ Symposium, Finalist in the 2002, 2005, and 2007 ASCAP Young Jazz Composers competitions, and several ASCAPLUS awards

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The Heart of the Geyser

Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: Josephine; Square One; Bilder; Matrix; Prelude No. 4 in E Minor; Dark Ivory Tower; Spills; Uncertainty; The Good Life; Londonderry Air.

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Spill

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Label: OA2 Records
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Duration: 7:33

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Dan Cavanagh Trio: The Heart of the Geyser

Read "The Heart of the Geyser" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


There's no arguing that the best of the best in the piano trio field comes from the longterm units: on the younger end of the spectrum there's Brad Mehldau's group with bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard, who replaced his long term predecessor in that chair, Jorge Rossy; and, of course, on the legendary end, ...

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Square One

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Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2012
Duration: 07:24

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Article: Big Band Caravan

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. ...

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Dan Cavanagh and Dave Hagedorn announce "Horizon"

Dan Cavanagh and Dave Hagedorn announce "Horizon"

Dan Cavanagh, piano, and Dave Hagedorn, vibes, announce the release of their CD, Horizon. Cavanagh and Hagedorn debuted their collaboration in 2006 and have since performed to much acclaim throughout the country. The album features several originals and fresh takes on songs from the jazz cannon. Pre-release reviews have lavished praise on the album. Tom Surowicz ...

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Article: Big Band Caravan

Nova Jazz Orchestra / UNT One O'Clock Lab Band / Frank Macchia / Omar Sosa & NDR Big Band

Read "Nova Jazz Orchestra / UNT One O'Clock Lab Band / Frank Macchia / Omar Sosa & NDR Big Band" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Nova Jazz Orchestra A Time of Reckoning NJO 2010 If the premise that experience is the best teacher is indeed accurate, one need look no further than the Minnesota-based Nova Jazz Orchestra for proof. Nova, sponsored by the non-profit Nova Jazz Corporation, has been together for more than 15 years, ...

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Article: Big Band Caravan

Phil Kelly and the NW Prevailing Winds; Eric Essix and the Night Flight Big Band; University of North Texas Two O'Clock Lab Band

Read "Phil Kelly and the NW Prevailing Winds; Eric Essix and the Night Flight Big Band; University of North Texas Two O'Clock Lab Band" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Phil Kelly & the Northwest Prevailing Winds Ballet of the Bouncing Beagles Origin Records 2009 The Ballet of the Bouncing Beagles, Marius Nordal writes in the liner notes to composer / arranger Phil Kelly's latest recording, “was inspired by an actual photograph of Phil's two beagles jumping up in the ...

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Article: Big Band Caravan

Mike Barone / National Youth Jazz Orchestra / Vaughn Wiester / Dutch Jazz Orchestra

Read "Mike Barone / National Youth Jazz Orchestra / Vaughn Wiester / Dutch Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Mike Barone Big Band Class of '68 Rhubarb Recordings 2009 While some may deem composer / arranger / trombonist Mike Barone's latest album gratuitous, those who were introduced to Barone's music via the band's superb recording Live at Donte's, 1968 should take enormous pleasure in hearing further inspired ...


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