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Rebecca Shrimpton

Jazz vocalist Rebecca Shrimpton is acclaimed for her rare melding of a sumptuous and agile voice with an eclectic approach that infuses her original compositions and arrangements with the full spectrum of American music. Rebecca's newest CD, REQUITED, (Fall 2007) premieres a series of ten exquisite songs composed by pianist Bert Seager, with lyrics by international best-selling novelist Anita Diamant (The Red Tent). REQUITED features a spectacular band, including Bert Seager, piano; Rick DiMuzio, tenor sax; Jorge Roeder, bass (Kenny Werner); and Richie Barshay, drums (Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Kenny Werner)

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Thomas Chapin, Lara Solnicki, Vijay Iyer and More

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From April 2021, this show features a lot of lesser-heard musicians such as Lara Solnicki, Rodrigo Faina, Juhani Aaltonen, and the late Thomas Chapin. There are also more familiar names in the mix such as Paul Motian, Vijay Iyer, and Tom Harrell. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from ...

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Galeanthropolgy

Label: JCA Recordings
Released: 2021
Track listing: Flotsametrics; Guiding Narrative; Women Talking; Outta Horn; Galeanthropology; I am a Poor Wayfaring Stranger; Sweet Baby James; Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love; Belly Button Window; Error Status; The Red Blues; I've Got It Bad and that Ain't Good; Microtonal/Dirty Water; New Prayer.

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Article: Album Review

The JCA Orchestra: Live At The BPC

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The JCA Orchestra has been an important part of the Boston jazz scene since it formed in 1985. Several of its recordings are dominated by the compositions of its leader, Darrell Katz, but this live concert from the Berklee Performance Center features works by several orchestra members other than Katz and gives a fuller picture of ...

Album

Live At The BPC

Label: JCA Recordings
Released: 2020
Track listing: Romanpole; The Latest; The Sixth Snake; Orange, Yellow, Blue; A Wallflower in the Amazon; Super Eyes - Private Heroes.

Article: Album Review

Darrell Katz: Rats Live on No Evil Star

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La bostoniana Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra è un ampio organico diretto da Darrell Katz e composto da musicisti legati a vario titolo con il New England Conservatory e il Berklee College of Music. Nei suoi trent'anni di attività ha pubblicato una decina di album caratterizzati dal coniugare entro forme compositive complesse e rigorose (con molti ...

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Article: Year in Review

Jerome Wilson's Best Releases Of 2018

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It may be unwieldy to keep a large jazz ensemble together for economic reasons but this year was still full of outstanding big band recordings, whether done through commissions, arrangers working with established orchestras or even actual working ensembles. Several of the releases on my list are examples of that. Also this year had the usual ...

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Article: Album Review

Darrell Katz and the JCA Orchestra: Rats Live on No Evil Star

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Listening to Darrell Katz's music, it boggles the mind that he is not celebrated as one of the best jazz composers-arrangers around. He has been creating ambitious and accessible works full of humor, social conscience and creativity for decades in the Boston area with the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra and other groups, yet you rarely hear ...

Article: Album Review

Darrell Katz and OddSong: Jailhouse Doc With Holes In Her Socks

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Darrell Katz è noto per la trentennale direzione della bostoniana Jazz Composers Alliance con cui ha inciso nove dischi ospitando musicisti prestigiosi come Steve Lacy, Muhal Abrams, Henry Threadgill, Sam Rivers o Tim Berne. In questo nuovo album l'orchestra (con Oliver Lake ospite) è però confinata a chiusura del lavoro, appena dopo un brano con il ...

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Article: Album Review

Darrell Katz and OddSong: Jailhouse Doc With Holes In Her Socks

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Darrell Katz has been working in Boston for over 30 years compiling an impressive body of work as leader of the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra whose music has drawn from current events, literary works and anecdotes about Charles Mingus and Albert Einstein among other sources. On this new CD he revisits several of the compositions he's ...


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