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Three Up, Three Down

from by Matt Nowlin Jazz Orchestra

  • 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.
    edition of 250 

      $18 USD



The supremely simple groove of Three Up, Three Down is intermittently broken by a rhythmic reference both to the Afro-cuban 6/8 and to the "exotic" beats of early swing. Laurenzi navigates the circuitous changes gracefully, giving way to Linard's stride ending.


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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