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Lab 2019

Label: North Texas Jazz
Released: 2019
Track listing: Al-Go-rhythm, Leverage, Third Time's the Charm, Frauenfeld, The Things We Did Last Summer, Red Herring, Confluence, I Can't Get Started, Aggro, I'll Miss You

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

UNT One O'Clock Lab Band: Lab 2019

Read "Lab 2019" reviewed by Jack Bowers

UNT is the University of North Texas, home to the country's flagship Jazz Studies program since its inception in the mid-1940s, and home as well to no less than a dozen undergraduate big bands, each one named for its daily rehearsal time. Pride of place goes to the One O'Clock ensemble whose special artistry has been ...

Kind of Two

Label: North Texas Jazz
Released: 2014
Track listing: Little Gus; Café au Lait; Infant Eyes; Chris Is How We Drew It; You Don’t Know What Love Is; Windows; Don’t Get Around Much Anymore; Sink, Sank, Swunk; Song for My Father; A Soundsketch; Green Onions (live).

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

UNT Two O'Clock Lab Band: Kind of Two

Read "Kind of Two" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The University of North Texas, home to the country's oldest, most honored and, many would say, explicitly outstanding Jazz Studies program, has a number of topnotch big bands in the stable, each of which is named after its specific rehearsal time. While the One O'Clock Lab Band, which has been recorded most often, is best known ...

The Best of the Big O

Label: North Texas Jazz
Released: 2005
Track listing: West Side Story medley; Four Flats in Search of a Theme; Dizzyland; Back to the Apple; At Long Last Love; Booze Brothers; Blues in Hoss

(Counter-Part) Chamber Jazz, Vol. 1

Label: North Texas Jazz
Released: 2005
Track listing: I Wish I Could Remember; Everything in Life Should Be This Easy; Blossoming; Hot and Bothered; Reverend; Cube; Freedom Jazz Dance; AWJ; I Loves You, Porgy; It Is Too Good to Be True (71:56).

Lab 2004

Label: North Texas Jazz
Released: 2005
Track listing: AWJ; Cherokee; Places; Terracotta; A Beautiful Friendship; Look; Orion; Girls in the Pool; Cobblestone Road; A Study Was Done; Young and Foolish (67:51).

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

University of North Texas Two O'Clock Lab Band: The Best of the Big O

Read "The Best of the Big O" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The challenge when reviewing an album by any of the University of North Texas' superlative jazz ensembles is to find something to criticize. Perhaps you can; I can't. This is decisively true of the seventh recording by the UNT Two O'Clock Lab Band under the able direction of James Riggs, who has been at the helm ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

University of North Texas: (Counter-Part) Chamber Jazz, Vol. 1

Read "(Counter-Part) Chamber Jazz, Vol. 1" reviewed by Jack Bowers

When one thinks of Jazz at the University of North Texas, it's usually in connection with one or more of UNT's exemplary big bands, which have been winning awards and earning applause for nearly half a century. But there's much more to the school's Jazz Studies program than synchronous reeds and shouting brass, as this largely ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

University of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band: Lab 2004

Read "Lab 2004" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Hard as it may be to believe, this is the twenty-third annual “Lab" album produced by UNT's preeminent One O'Clock Lab Band during Neil Slater's tenure as director, one for each year he has been at the helm. Even harder to accept is that the albums keep getting better with each passing year; Lab 2004 is ...


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