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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Vinyl LP in beautiful full-color jacket. This is how jazz was meant to be.

    Artwork by David J. Woodruff (www.davidjwoodruff.com)

    Also includes immediate download of 8-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
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R and B begins deceptively with slow stride-piano before emerging as an up-tempo blues. Throughout the piece, the form freely shifts between eight, twelve and sixteen bar extensions of the blues. The tune's first solo is exceptionally up-beat and succinct, played by the bright new trombonist Jake Handelman. The short trumpet statement is by Sampson. After a long crescendo, the piece softly closes with drums and piano.


from The Good News!, released October 26, 2010
Written by Matt Nowlin



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Matt Nowlin Jazz Orchestra Chicago, Illinois

In the hands of composer Matt Nowlin, swing is not a museum piece. Nowlin proves the genre can still hold fresh ideas. The foundation of it all is that steady groove that makes swing the essential American music. Here is a humble, middle-western American diving deep into one of the world’s most important musics and coming up with a sound simple and profound, overflowing with joy and exuberance. ... more

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