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John Fedchock New York Big Band: Like It Is

Two of the leading figures in orchestral jazz have released new albums in 2015, Maria Schneider (The Thompson Fields) and now John Fedchock. For both, it is their first large-format jazz recording in eight years. The economics of big-band jazz are forbidding, yet the two orchestras have sustained relatively stable personnel for over 20 years. … Read More “John Fedchock New York Big Band: Like It Is”

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John Fedchock Quartet: Fluidity

“Concept” seems to be the selling point of choice for a preponderance of releases these days. There’s always an angle to be played, whether paying tribute to a fallen icon, importing high-profile guest artists, saluting a composer or mashing jazz with another genre. With the aptly titled Fluidity, the undersung trombonist John Fedchock foregoes concept … Read More “John Fedchock Quartet: Fluidity”

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