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Alan Ferber Big Band: Jigsaw (Sunnyside)

If Jigsaw is any indication, Alan Ferber may write the best big-band backgrounds in the business. The trombonist, composer and arranger’s second recording for his (mostly) straight-ahead 18-piece ensemble finds him lining ballads like his own “North Rampart” and guitarist Anthony Wilson’s “She Won’t Look Back” with lush warmth; on the latter, the reed and … Read More “Alan Ferber Big Band: Jigsaw (Sunnyside)”

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Alan Ferber: March Sublime

ALAN FERBER MARCH SUBLIME (Sunnyside) Is it wishful thinking, or is a big-band resurgence happening? It’s not like big jazz bands are out there touring the country in buses, but they keep turning up for recording sessions and concerts. Large ensembles led by Darcy James Argue, Orrin Evans, Ryan Truesdell, Cecilia Coleman, John Hollenbeck, Jason … Read More “Alan Ferber: March Sublime”

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