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The University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble 1: Through His Eyes: For Bunky Green

Read "Through His Eyes: For Bunky Green" reviewed by Jack Bowers

It’s not often that a musical tribute is bestowed on one who is alive and able to hear it, even less common when the honoree is able to play an active role in the proceedings. Bunky Green, director of the Jazz Studies program at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, is very much alive, we ...

Second Thoughts

Label: UNFJE
Released: 2003
Track listing: Pentangle; The Beginning and the End; Tenderly; Angel Eyes; Love for Sale; So Far; Second Thoughts; Love Is a Feeling; A Child Is Born; Beyond All Limits; Machito (64:19).


The University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble 1: Second Thoughts

Read "Second Thoughts" reviewed by Jack Bowers

I would love to hear critics of jazz education who argue that students are taught “by the numbers” and can’t grasp the finer points of the music try to explain away albums such as this one by the University of North Florida’s superb (and consistently swinging) Jazz Ensemble 1. As if to prove those detractors wrong, ...

Things to Come

Label: UNF
Released: 2002
Track listing: Cherry Juice; Viscous; Finding Home; The Peacocks; The Blessing; Ray

Seems Like Old Times

Label: UNFJE
Released: 2002
Track listing: Seems Like Old Times; Coming About; Yesterdays; Switch in Time; All Blues; Nose Cone; Calm After the Storm; I Want to Be Happy; Faviana; Imagine What a Change Will Do; The Third Kind (56:33).


The University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble 1: Things to Come

Read "Things to Come" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Things to Come, the first album by the University of North Florida’s superlative Jazz Ensemble I under its new director, Keith Javors, easily affirms that UNF’s long–standing tradition of excellence, established under the late Rich Matteson, is unequivocally alive and well. No shaky links in this chain; the ensemble is impressive on every number while the ...


The University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble 1: Seems Like Old Times

Read "Seems Like Old Times" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Jazz musicians seldom need a special reason to play — but on the other hand, having a special reason can often enliven the creative impulse. This album, recorded two years ago by the University of North Florida’s splendid Jazz Ensemble 1, is quite special indeed, dedicated as it is to the memory of the late Rich ...


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