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Zappa Plays Zappa

After taking a lot more than 3 years off to review the physical performance and technical compositional techniques of his father, Frank Zappa, Dweezil Zappa began his search to make a combo that could, according to Dweezil, “accurately execute Frank’s music in one of the most authentic way humanly possible.” …

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The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra

Led by free of charge jazz bassist William Parker, the tiny Huey Creative Music Orchestra can be an intermittently active New York-based unit that performs some sort of almost completely improvised big-band music. The instrumentation varies relatively; on its first documenting, a complete of eight saxophonists, three trumpets, three trombones, …

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Joki Freund

German saxophonist and arranger Joki Freund began taking part in in Joe Quitter’s music group during the past due ’40s, then used Jutta Hipp in the mid-’50s, before forming his personal hard bop group. He performed tuba in Werner Rehm’s Two Defeat Stompers, a normal jazz group from 1955 until …

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Mary Watkins

An eclectic composer who functions comfortably in both traditional and jazz customs, Watkins draws zero firm limitations around anybody style. Components of blues, gospel, region/folk, and pop slide quickly into her function, and her flexibility like a composer, arranger, pianist, and maker is shown in the items she has made …

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Nik Bärtsch’s Mobile

Keyboardist Nik Bärtsch (sometimes spelled “Baertsch”) is a new player, composer, and improviser quite definitely in the design of Euro classical-oriented jazz, but he’s created a vocabulary that transcends these simple categories. A indigenous and citizen of Zurich, Switzerland delivered in 1971, he started his nine-year piano research at age …

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Rick Harris

Brass participant, vocalist and arranger Rick Harris offers often been associated with vocalist Pam Bricker, although he offers recorded in various other contexts including a 1994 cooperation using the unrelated Costs Harris. An ensemble known as Mad Love which started in the middle ’80s was the to begin the Bricker …

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Zing!

The Chicago-based quintet Zing! acquired intended to be considered a one-shot, executing for a party on, may 22, 2006, but possess stayed together carrying out concerts, touring, and saving. A jazz ensemble that has both constructed and improvised music, Zing! utilize the greater intensifying post-John Coltrane components of early innovative …

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Oleg Lundstrem

The daddy of Russian jazz, Oleg Lundstrem helmed the country’s first big band, keeping the group afloat for a lot more than seven decades regardless of the fierce opposition of Soviet leaders. Blessed Apr 2, 1916, in Chita, Siberia, Lundstrem spent a lot of his adolescence in China, where his …

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The Nash Brothers

Ted (tenor sax and flute) and Dick (trombone) both performed in big rings and television soundtracks in Los Angeles/Hollywood. Ted was a presented soloist w/ Les Dark brown in the mid-’40s; Dick performed prominently w/ Glen Grey and Billy May’s Orchestras. Both possess freelanced for a long time and continue …

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