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This Is TJO

Label: TJO
Released: 2006
Track listing: Bohica; African Skies; Catch the Early Trane; Third Ear; It Is Time; Gibraltar; A Nod to Cee Cee; Your Mileage May Vary; Ludis Blues (64:57).


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Temple Jazz Orchestra: This Is TJO

Read "This Is TJO" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The Temple Jazz Orchestra, which began life about fifteen years ago as a part of the Jazz Studies program at Temple College, has evolved into a professional ensemble whose members include a number of the best big band musicians and educators in central Texas. The TJO was founded by its current director, Tom Fairlie, who triples ...


Soft Lights, Sweet Music Live!

Label: TJO
Released: 2002
Track listing: Blues and the Abscessed Tooth; The Messenger; You


Article: Album Review

The Temple Jazz Orchestra: Soft Lights, Sweet Music Live!

Read "Soft Lights, Sweet Music Live!" reviewed by Jack Bowers

On first hearing, Soft Lights, Sweet Music left me shaking my head in disbelief. How, I wondered, could a Jazz ensemble from a two–year college in an undersized east–central Texas town possibly be that good? Something in the drinking water, perhaps? Seeking an explanation for the TJO’s remarkable proficiency, I turned to the liner notes and ...


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