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Peter Herborn: Large One

Composer and arranger Peter Herborn’s big band album contains a range of material as diverse as his mixture of musical styles. The Germany-based musician’s works are strikingly reminiscent of Stan Kenton’s Innovations concept. Herborn’s arrangements of Monk’s “Misterioso” and McCoy’s “Contemplation” are contemporary in voicings and intricate in design. On originals, Herborn has written intriguing counter-melodies with great solo space for U.S. musicians, including saxophonists Gary Thomas and Greg Osby, trombonist Robin Eubanks, pianist Uri Caine and drummer Gene Jackson.

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