What’s the Big Idea? Social commentary and musical innovation enliven large ensembles 

Jazz big band culture remains the lingua franca of American music academies as well as state-funded ensembles in Europe. Traditional repertoire and approaches aside, adventurism and rethinking are well underway within the large ensemble universe, as demonstrated by recently released maverick models. Among the fresh facets is an integration of social commentary, a timely touch.  One of

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