Emerald City Jazz Orchestra | Alive and Swingin'

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Alive and Swingin'

by Emerald City Jazz Orchestra

Hard Swinging Jazz Orchestra with outstanding soloists playing exciting new arrangements written specifically for the band
Genre: Jazz: Big Band
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1. It\'s Only A Paper Moon
2:41 album only
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2. Love For Sale
7:21 album only
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3. So What
5:09 album only
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4. Nancy
4:53 album only
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5. Kites
6:00 album only
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6. Moonlight and Mo\'s
6:18 album only
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7. Tolovana Stomp
7:01 album only
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8. I Remember Clifford
5:00 album only
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9. New Blues
7:31 album only
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10. Very Early
4:29 album only
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11. Waltzing Mathilda
6:19 album only
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12. Well You Needn\'t
6:21 album only
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13. Stardust
3:12 album only

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Reviews of "Alive and Swingin'"
Jack Bowers, Cadence Magazine and allaboutjazz.com:

...Section work is immaculate, soloists are superb, and the rhythm section simply kicks ass. Above all, everyone plays with conspicuous fire and enthusiasm, diving earnestly into every chart as if it were the last one they'd ever encounter.

...If grades were being given the ECJO would earn an unequivocal A-plus in every category, from power and articulation to boldness and improvisation...

...unrelenting energy and prodigal sense of swing... [a] phenomenal big-band debut...

Dave Nathan, allaboutjazz.com:

...distinguished soloing as well as for its well-honed ensemble playing...

...[the] Emerald City Jazz Orchestra shows it is one of the best on today's scene...highly recommended.

General Opinions & Such
Jim Wilke, host of Jazz After Hours and Jazz Northwest:

The Emerald City Jazz Orchestra is notable for perfect execution of great arrangements by Matso Limtiaco. It can stand alongside many of the best bands in the country.

Bobby Shew, jazz trumpet artist:

The Emerald City Jazz Orchestra from Seattle is one of the reasons our music stays alive...excellent soloists, beautiful and precise ensemble work throughout, swinging rhythm section, and extremely creative and hip charts by Matso Limtiaco.

Marvin Stamm, jazz trumpet artist:

What a beautiful band and what a terrific CD...You guys are marvelous!

Mark Taylor, Composer-Arranger, Taylor/Fidyk Big Band:

The Emerald City Jazz Orchestra is a first class Jazz Band with great players and great charts by Matso Limtiaco. This band is HOT!

Ed Sargent, former tour manager for Maynard Ferguson:

...The opportunity to travel and hear many local bands was indeed a treat. I remember walking into a little club in Seattle with Maynard and listening to the Emerald City Jazz Orchestra and being totally blown away!

This album features some of the Northwests Finest musicians including: Jon Wikan, Mark Taylor, Travis Ranney, Matso Limtiaco, Kevin Seeley, David Marriott, Thomas Marriott, Greg Lyons, Jim Sisko, Reuel Lubag, Eric Eagle and more

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