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Released: 1999

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Ken Schaphorst: Purple

Read "Purple" reviewed by Mark Corroto

As a jazz fan who’s listening preferences tend toward small group recordings, I find big band recordings, by definition tend to be, well...BIG. Most large ensembles, like ocean liners, have trouble maneuvering, their sounds tend to be crowded and loud. By the time Leonardo screams “iceberg” it’s too late, the record is sunk. Maybe that’s why ...

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Ken Schaphorst Big Band: Purple

Read "Purple" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Unlike some Jazz composers who write unpretentious big–band charts designed to serve as springboards for soloists, Ken Schaphorst approaches the task with soloists in mind but focuses always on orchestral textures and colors, employing improvisation as an integral element in the over–all compositional makeup. Instead of playing “outside” the chart with rhythm accompaniment, as is so ...

Purple

Label: Freedom
Released: 1974


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