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Hits!*, Vol. 1

Label: Mons
Released: 2014
Track listing: That 80’s Opener; Vertical Convertible; The Clouds That Lead the Silence; Roads; Save Your Love for Me; Blue Skies; Chelsea Bridge; Hair of the Dog; Na Palma da Mao; Undiscovered First.

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Ed Partyka Jazz Orchestra: Hits!*, Vol. 1

Read "Hits!*, Vol. 1" reviewed by Jack Bowers


There's actually an asterisk after the title of the Ed Partyka Jazz Orchestra's latest album, Hits! Vol. 1 In small print, at the bottom left-hand side of the jacket, are the words “except track 8." As Partyka explains in the liner notes, much of the album is comprised of “a cross section of the music that ...

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Songs of Love Lost

Label: Mons
Released: 2011
Track listing: 1: Woman Trouble 2: All Too Soon 3: And Then I Think Of You 4: Song Shir 5: Silent Seekers 6: You Go To My Head 7: My One And Only Love 8: Man Trouble

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Plays the Music of Bob Brookmeyer

Label: Mons
Released: 2002
Track listing: Q & A; Eleven; Wedding Song; Tulip; Romance for One; Over Here (54:06).

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Bach Brandt New

Label: Mons
Released: 2002

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The Jazz Big Band Graz: Plays the Music of Bob Brookmeyer

Read "Plays the Music of Bob Brookmeyer" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Now in his seventies, feisty Bob Brookmeyer has nothing to prove to anyone about his virtuosity as composer, arranger or valve trombonist - but he keeps on doing it anyway, ably supported in this instance by Germany's world­class Jazz Big Band Graz. Brookmeyer, once a hard­core bopper who played with and wrote for the likes of ...

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The RIAS Big Band Berlin: Bach Brandt New

Read "Bach Brandt New" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Who’d have suspected that Johann Sebastian Bach, who died more than 250 years ago, would be making such a strong comback in the twenty­first century, and in a Jazz context, no less? But here we have the venerated maestro, resurrected first in Bach 2000, an excellent album by David Matthews and the Manhattan Jazz Orchestra, and ...

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The Polizeiorchester Hamburg: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong

Read "A Tribute to Louis Armstrong" reviewed by Jack Bowers


One of the highest compliments I can pay the Poleiziorchester Hamburg is to say the ensemble reminds me of Rob McConnell's Boss Brass. The charts are dissimilar, as one would expect on a tribute to Louis Armstrong, but there's the same aura of understated elegance and casual self­assurance that one hears from the Brass, as director ...

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Swing It! Volume II

Label: Mons
Released: 2001
Track listing: Mr. Grooverix; Gumbo Hump; Swinging Fingers; For Once in My Life;


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