Phil Jack

Melodious Thunk

Abbreviations Orchestra. Andrew Garton, alto saxophone; Dan Quigley, trumpet; Joe Roberts, tenor saxophone; John Carpenter, trombone; Bruce Woodard, guitar; Phil Jack, bass; Nathan Goldman, drums; guest: Zac Hurren, tenor saxophone
Jazz
Self-release, available for free digital download
www.abbreviationsorchestra.com
Reviewed by , November 1st, 2015

While the Abbreviations Orchestra is not (by definition) a ‘big band’, its debut album Melodious Thunk is certainly situated more in the realm of highly composed music than the world of improvisation. Though improvisation is a significant component, it is the execution of the notated material that takes precedence here. Happily, the notated material is… continue reading »


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