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The Great American Music Ensemble: It's All in the Game

Read "It's All in the Game" reviewed by Jack Bowers


While those of a certain age may reasonably presume that It's All in the Game refers to a hit song from 1958 by Tommy Edwards ("Many a tear has to fall, but it's all in the game . . ."), the “game" in this case is actually an acronym for conductor / arranger Doug Richards' Great ...

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Mood Ebony

Label: Summit Records
Released: 2011
Track listing: Slipped Disk; AS Long As I Live; Smoke Dreams; Doctor Tee; Three in One; A Night in Tunisia; Ballad for Hank; Bossa for Eddie; Blues for Benny; You Came Into My Life.

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Marty Nau Group: Mood Ebony

Read "Mood Ebony" reviewed by Greg Simmons


An all-clarinet album is a rare thing in jazz these days. The B-flat clarinet has an old-fashioned sound, ubiquitous in the early days of jazz, but gradually replaced by the bigger, deeper, and often more aggressive reed sound of the saxophones. Early New Orleans bands at the birth of the form almost always featured the “stick," ...

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Article: Big Band Caravan

Ed Puddick Big Band / Frank Macchia / Rick Wald NY 16

Read "Ed Puddick Big Band / Frank Macchia / Rick Wald NY 16" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Ed Puddick Big Band Guys & Dolls Diving Duck Records 2010 The late Frank Loesser wrote at least 700 songs, more than a dozen of which are included in the score for the smash musical Guys and Dolls, which, believe it or not, opened on Broadway more than sixty years ...

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At The Bouquet Chorale

Label: Summit Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: At The Bouquet Chorale; Airmail Special; Rainy Day; Cadillac Jack; Door Number Three; Slash And Burn; Saucy Susan; Calling All Cars; Samba Nau; Delawareness; The Mooche.

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Marty Nau Group: At The Bouquet Chorale

Read "At The Bouquet Chorale" reviewed by Stephen Latessa


Hardcore alto sax fanatics can finally rejoice--their day has come! At The Bouquet Chorale features not just altoist Marty Nau but two of his comrades in the alto brotherhood, Vince Lardear and the great Phil Woods. Although the three men are all accomplished players, they wisely refrain from each playing solos on every track and overstaying ...


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