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Joe Clark Big Band

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Joe Clark is an active composer and arranger of music in a wide variety of styles and idioms. Working with Dr. Cliff Colnot, Clark is an arranger for The Institute for Learning, Access and Training at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, writing for the Once Upon a Symphony and Orchestra Explorers programs. Joe's music has been performed by Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming, Phil Woods, Ira Sullivan, Jim McNeely, the Chicago Sinfonietta, Bob Lark and his Alumni Big Band, the Tom Matta Big Band, Mulligan Mosaics Nonet, DePaul University Jazz Ensemble, University of Cincinnati CCM Jazz Lab Band, Chicago Q Ensemble, thingNY, Julia Bentley and the Spektral Quartet, and players from the Grant Park Symphony and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra



Label: Jazzed Media
Released: 2013
Track listing: Well You Needn't; Red Sky; Lush Life; Samba de Martelo; Free-Wheeling; Femme Fatale; Tenderly; Yesterday's Gardenias.


Article: Album Review

Joe Clark Big Band featuring Jeff Hamilton: Lush

Read "Lush" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

According to a Carl Sandburg poem, Chicago is “the city of big shoulders." There's a unique strength about Chicago that's different than New York or Los Angeles. Might it be suggested, therefore, that players emanating from the Windy City might also carry a bit more muscle, swagger and workmanlike focus? Perhaps.With Lush, his debut ...

News: Recording

"Lush" - New CD By Joe Clark Big Band (Featuring Jeff Hamilton) - Set For Feb. 12 Release

"Lush" - New CD By Joe Clark Big Band (Featuring Jeff Hamilton) - Set For Feb. 12 Release

From the liner notes by Mark Hiebert: The title of this album is Lush. The word “lush” by itself can describe a man who drinks and becomes flirtatious, or it can depict something that is savory and appealing to the senses. The album includes a little of both, with characters like the Femme Fatale living in ...


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