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Romances
     

Romances

by University of Miami Concert Jazz Band
 
The University of Miami Concert Jazz Band premieres an extended work, "Three Romances," by Maria Schneider, on this compilation, which includes recordings by earlier editions of the band. The University of Miami is in the top-tier of jazz education programs in the U.S., having turned out notable alumni including Bobby Watson and

Overview

The University of Miami Concert Jazz Band premieres an extended work, "Three Romances," by Maria Schneider, on this compilation, which includes recordings by earlier editions of the band. The University of Miami is in the top-tier of jazz education programs in the U.S., having turned out notable alumni including Bobby Watson and Pat Metheny, but the focus of this recording is equally on the band's tight ensembles as well as individual solos. Horace Silver's "Gregory's Here" is not one of his better-known pieces; this arrangement is far smoother with less of a pronounced Latin feeling than the composer's original sextet recording. The extended chart of Bronislaw Kaper's "Invitation" showcases trumpeter Rob Smith and tenor saxophonist Todd Del Giudice, who are backed by a colorful blend of brass and reeds. Pianist Clay Perry contributed two originals, including the perky "Squiggle" and the haunting ballad "Divisi." But the main focus is on Schneider's suite, beginning with the seductive, Brazilian-flavored "Choro Dancado." The delicate "Pas de Deux" was inspired by the composer's favorite ballerina, while "Danca Illusoria" is actually a foxtrot cast in a Brazilian setting. This is a fine effort by the University of Miami Concert Jazz Band that is easily recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/06/2004
Label:
Summit(Classical)
UPC:
0099402368924
catalogNumber:
368

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

University of Miami Concert Jazz Band   Primary Artist
Yomo Toro   Percussion
Dennis Marks   Bass,Soloist
Michael Freckles McKenzie   Trumpet
Todd DelGiudice   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Dante Luciani   Trombone,Soloist
Rob Smith   Trumpet,Soloist
Jonathan Kreisberg   Guitar,Soloist
Chris Young   Guitar,Soloist
Mark Rose   Reeds,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Phillip Doyle   Reeds
Aaron Irwin   Reeds
Clay Perry   Piano,Soloist
Jamie Ousley   Bass
Antonio Orta   Baritone Saxophone,Soloist
Craig Gosnell   Trombone
Ludwig Afonso   Drums
Andrew Synowiec   Guitar
Joe Cohen   Alto Saxophone,Soloist

Technical Credits

Horace Silver   Composer
Bronislaw Kaper   Composer
Maria Schneider   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Mack Emerman   Producer,Engineer
Dennis Hetzendorfer   Producer,Engineer
Gary Lindsay   Arranger
Whit Sidener   Director,Producer
Kip Sullivan   Producer
Clay Perry   Composer

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