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Abstrutions

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2004

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The Siena Jazz Band: Abstrutions

Read "Abstrutions" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Abstrutions is the second recording by Italy’s Siena Jazz Big Band, which was formed in 1994 as a part of the “Associazone Siena Jazz” school and now includes professional musicians as well as students and amateurs. The band’s earlier album, GOP, comprised of ten songs associated with Duke Ellington and seven with Cannonball Adderley, was given ...

Album

GOP

Label: Le Carrozze Records
Released: 2001
Track listing: The Mooche; Stompy Jones; Big City Blues; Swingin

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Article: Album Review

The Siena Jazz Band: GOP

Read "GOP" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Klaus Lessmann, conductor of Italy’s Siena Jazz Band, leaves no doubt as to where his musical sentiments lie, as seven of the first ten selections on the band’s debut album, GOP, are associated with the peerless Duke Ellington, the last seven with the great alto saxophonist Julian “Cannonball” Adderley. Completing the program are Count Basie’s “Swingin’ ...


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