Using Woodbury’s compositions, some
hipstah nerdy, ultra-eclectic,
Bill Frissel-like white folks get together, detonate jazz big band
conventions, pick up the pieces, and reassemble them in striking new
“Take the J Train” demonstrates thrilling chops from all but is never
show-offy. “Garbanzo Beans” is a suedo-Hispanic rollercoaster joyride.
Throughout, this small big band takes Either/Orchestra and Jeff Kaiser
big band innovations and inject them into somewhat more mainstream
territory and thereby enliven it. It all works well for these
A joy it is. Salut.
ReR BWI/Some Phil – 7