During its more than 40-year existence, the 20-piece DR (Danish Radio) Big Band has proven to be an exceptionally fine jazz orchestra. Its musical directors have included, among others, Thad Jones and Bob Brookmeyer. Pianist/composer/arranger Jim McNeely replaced Brookmeyer in 1998 and remained the band’s chief conductor until 2002. Dedication Suite was composed and recorded that year as McNeely’s “farewell offering” to the ensemble.
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