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New Emily Jazz Orchestra: New Ever Tribute to Romolo Grande

The Emily Jazz Band began as a Dixieland group in 1953, in Northern Italy. (Emily sounds like a jazzier version of the region, Emiliana.) But the first of many stylistic changes took place over time, and its sound morphed to “postmodern.” Today, sadly, the NEJO is a nonswinging quintet (two reeds, three rhythm) that can’t decide what to play or how to play it.

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