The Stockholm Jazz Orchestra takes the best band setting and infuses it with a far more experimental repertoire and increased improvisation. Created in the middle-’80s by trumpeter/innovator Fredrik Norén, it is rolling out into a respectable European orchestra, and it’s really worth noting that sizable group isn’t a radio station’s orchestra, but 3rd party. Two of SJO’s ’90s albums possess highlighted the music of pianist Jim McNeely, while various other releases have highlighted trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, saxophonist Bob Mintzer, and Carlos Franzetti (who acted as music movie director for the group’s 1999 record Tango). Numerous various other guests been employed by using the SJO, including Toots Thielemans and Joe Lovano. The SJO provides performed at jazz celebrations across European countries and stopped at the U.S. in 1994.