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by Toronto Jazz Orchestra

A celebration of the band's 20th year, this album has it all for big band and jazz fans - swing, funk, rock, samba, soul and more.
Genre: Jazz: Big Band
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1. Georgie and Rose
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2. Brad’s Prudence
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3. 4 P N.: I. The Land of 2 and 4
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4. 4 P N.: II. Under a Treeful
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5. 4 P N.: III. Birdsong
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6. 4 P N.: IV. Flat 10 Strikes Again
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7. Reflection
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8. The Blob
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Album Notes
20 is the fourth independently released album from the Toronto Jazz Orchestra (TJO). Recorded in May, 2017 at Revolution Recording in Toronto, it showcases the composition and arranging work of TJO Artistic Director Josh Grossman. 20 is a celebration of both the TJO’s 20th anniversary, and of Grossman’s evolution as an Artistic Director, composer, and arranger.

The seven original compositions and one arrangement featured on 20 were all written by Grossman between 2009 and 2016, with the most recent work (Georgie and Rose) completed specifically for this recording. The album's repertoire reflects in part the range of musical influences that inform Grossman’s approach to programming and composing: traditional big band swing, funk, rock, hip hop, samba, and free jazz.

The Toronto Jazz Orchestra has established itself as one of Toronto’s most exciting and important big bands, performing repertoire and undertaking special projects not tackled elsewhere. With its 20th anniversary coming this fall - and nearly ten years since the ensemble’s last studio recording - the time is right for 20.

Josh Grossman - Artistic Director / Conductor
Saxophones - Chris Roberts, Jake Koffman , Paul Metcalfe, Chris Hunsburger, Shirantha Beddage
Trumpets - Steve Dyte, James Rhodes, Alexander Brown, John Pittman
Trombones - Christian Overton, Pat Blanchard, Mark Grieve, Sylvain Bédard
Todd Elsliger - Guitar Carissa Neufeld - Piano Mark Godfrey - Bass Ben Ball - Drums
Luis Orbegoso - Percussion

Recorded May 26-28, 2017 at Revolution Recording by John “Beetle” Bailey, assisted by Luke Schindler
Additional Recording: Taylor Kernohan
Mixed by John “Beetle” Bailey at The Drive Shed Recording Studio, New Hamburg, ON
Mastered by Peter Letros at Wreckhouse Mastering, Toronto

Executive Producer: Josh Grossman
Producer: Roberto Occhipinti for Modica music



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