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Scott Whitfield Jazz Orchestra West: The Minute Game

Barely 40, trombonist-singer-composer-arranger Scott Whitfield already boasts an impressive resume that in-cludes launching the Man-hattan Vocal Project and nine years with Toshiko Akiyoshi’s big band. Now ensconced in L.A., his bicoastal future appears devoted to his Jazz Orchestra East and Jazz Orchestra West. He has shaped both to match his highly personal writing concept: three trumpets, three ‘bones and three reeds (awash in doublings) propelled by three rhythm players-perfect for his skills as a colorist.

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