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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra

by Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra

intelligent big band jazz that also swings hard
Genre: Jazz: Swing/Big Band
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Having Met
The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
4:21 $0.99
2. Minor Alterations
The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
6:59 $0.99
3. Riff Raff Riff
The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
6:55 $0.99
4. Aphrodite
The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
4:49 $0.99
5. Le voyage
The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
4:56 $0.99
6. La nouvelle nation
The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
3:59 $0.99
7. Something to Wash over Me
The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
5:59 $0.99
8. Europa
The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
6:48 $0.99
9. The Chomsky Moan
The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
5:09 $0.99
10. Nightflame
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Album Notes
The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra (WJO) is a professional concert big band based in the Canadian city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. They do a frequently sold-out five-concert series every year as well as recordings, broadcasts and outdoor park concerts. The band features several top-level composer/arrangers whose work is heard on their recent self-titled album.

The WJO was founded in 1997 by artistic director Richard Gillis and saxophonist Sasha Boychouk. It has featured many heavy-duty guest artists during the subsequent eight seasons including: Bill Watrous, Bob Brookmeyer, Phil Nimmons, Cornelius Bumpus, Hugh Fraser, Kirk MacDonald, and several others.

Their debut album is composed entirely by members of the band and was produced by trombonist/composer/arranger Jeff Presslaff. The tunes range from classically swinging modern style of "Europa" to the funky edge of "The Chomsky Moan" to the exploratory "Something to Wash over Me". Jack Bowers writes in All about Jazz:

"On its self-titled debut album, the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra offers the listener the best of two possible worlds-a thinking person's big band that also swings. There's a lot happening in these ten original compositions, but the elaborate charts seldom interrupt the band's essential purpose, to present high-caliber music that is not only aesthetically pleasing but viscerally captivating as well."

The rest of this review is at: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=16796

Other reviews and info about the band are at www.winnipegjazzorchestra.com



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Don Armstrong

My Dad was born and raised in Winnipeg so I wanted to hear what kind of Jass the
Winnipeg I guess is better than Moose Jaw or Snow Flake . .
but the band was really great and the arrangements were outstanding.

George E. Morris

A very enjoyable and first rate CD
This aggregation more than lives up to its reviews the writing , arrangements and solos are absolutely first class. This is a thoroughly enjoyable and first rate recording.