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The Commission Project

by JazzMN Orchestra

Original compositions for big band in a variety of styles, featuring outstanding musicians from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Minnesota, USA.
Genre: Jazz: Big Band
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Stompin' on a Riff
4:06 $0.99
2. Winds out of the East
4:59 $0.99
3. Ummmm
6:15 $0.99
4. I Should Have Known
9:24 $0.99
5. Lebreton Flats
7:43 $0.99
6. Deliberation
6:44 $0.99
7. Translucence
5:31 $0.99
8. Event Horizon
8:00 $0.99
9. Bayaka
7:59 $0.99
10. Magnificent Madness
7:43 $0.99
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Album Notes
This project is a joint effort between the JazzMN Orchestra, under the direction of Doug Snapp, and drummer/educator, Rich MacDonald. The seven commissioned works on this CD were all commissioned by MacDonald with the goal of presenting a variety of big band styles. Snapp and MacDonald began meeting on the project in January of 2017, at which time it was decided that they would include it as part of the JazzMN concert series for 2017-2018. The concert was presented live in at Hopkins High School in Minnetonka, MN on March 10, 2018, and the recording was done the next day on March 11th, 2018 at Creation Audio Recording, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN.

The compositions:
Seven of the ten titles presented are newly commissioned works: Bayaka by Chuck Dotas, Deliberation by John Wasson, Event Horizon by Gerald Stockton, I Should Have Known by James Miley, Magnificent Madness by Adam Meckler, Translucence by Dean Sorenson and Ummmm by Ayn Inserto. The other three: Lebreton Flats by Rob Lussier, Stompin' on a Riff by David Berger and Winds Out of the East by Michael Philip Mossman are used by permission. All of these full big band arrangements are available for purchase from the composers. See CD liner notes for contact information.



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