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Tunnel Vision

Label: Short Notice Music
Released: 2003
Track listing: Go, Something She Said, Fe Fi Fo Fum/Speak No Evil,Cajun Conniption, Cambia de Corazone, What is This Thing Called Love, Tunnel Vision, Prayer

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The Jim Cifelli New York Nonet: Tunnel Vision

Read "Tunnel Vision" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Jim Cifelli has gathered together a fine band of musicians for this third outing with his nonet. The tunes, almost all originals, hold up pretty well too. The charts make for clean ensemble lines and leave room for the soloists to capture and extend upon the essence of the melody. There are a couple of exceptions. ...

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The Jim Cifelli New York Nonet: Tunnel Vision

Read "Tunnel Vision" reviewed by Jim Santella


Arranging for nonet is a lot like arranging for big band. You’ve got all the elements, but you miss out on the doubling. Instead of power and some anonymous hard blowing, you get a balanced approach that swings lightly and caresses each melody. Jim Cifelli’s nonet arrangements are patterned after those of big band leaders Gil ...

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The Jim Cifelli New York Nonet: Tunnel Vision

Read "Tunnel Vision" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Is it just me, or is there a lot of energy out there right now in the mid-sized ensemble mode?Last year Dave Holland put a thirteen piece “big band" together for another sure award winner, What Goes Around ; and Either Orchestra, a ten man unit, offered up the marvelous Latin-flavored Afro-Cubism. And now ...

Album

So You Say

Label: A-Records
Released: 2000
Track listing: Undercurrent; Without Changes; So You Say; Night Lights; The Longing; Recorda Me; First Sight; Where Is Carmela Going Now?

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The Jim Cifelli New York Nonet: So You Say

Read "So You Say" reviewed by Jim Santella


Highly recommended, Jim Cifelli’s hard bop nonet session condenses big band charts for fewer performers while maintaining a big band sound and enthusiasm. Each member of his nonet has considerable big band experience. Collectively, their tours of duty include work with Maria Schneider, Maynard Ferguson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Lionel Hampton, Jack Sheldon’s big ...


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