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Enter Autumn

by David Caffey Jazz Orchestra

17 accomplished jazz musicians coalesce as the David Caffey Jazz Orchestra, performing compositions and arrangements by David Caffey. The band swings relentlessly from beginning to end, displaying a hard bop attitude throughout!
Genre: Jazz: Modern Big Band
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1. Birdlike
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2. Enter Autumn
6:56 $0.99
3. JJ's Friends
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4. Samba de Linda
7:39 $0.99
5. Blue 16
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6. Elegy
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7. Both Sides of the Coin
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8. Not Bob
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David Caffey is nationally recognized for his leadership as an arts administrator, academic, and jazz educator; dedicating much of his career (40+ years!) to these efforts. While widely celebrated in this role (he is in the California Jazz Educators Hall of Fame and served as President of the International Association for Jazz Education), I imagine many have been relatively unaware of the depth of his background and skills as a composer/arranger (he is not only extensively published with charts played by school ensembles throughout the US but led and maintained a professional band in Los Angeles back in the 90s) – an oversight that “Enter Autumn” should quickly remedy! For here, he has handpicked a crackerjack ensemble of seasoned jazz artists, most hailing from the musically rich Denver/Northern Colorado area that he has called home since 2005, to render his music as he has long envisioned. As a result, this is not a typical debut recording. . . . . . a Beaujolais with sparkling moments but no lasting notes to savor. This is the work of a mature writer – whose clarity of thought and intention, whose deft manipulation of line, color, and density, and whose thoughtfulness of purpose is finally on a stage that artfully showcases it. Oh . . . and by the way, did I mention . . . . it swings!! Oh, does it swing!!!

Chuck Owen
Distinguished Professor of Music
University of South Florida
Grammy Nominee for RIVER RUNS



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