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Town Hall Blues

from by Matt Nowlin Jazz Orchestra

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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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Town Hall Blues is a blues in E-flat Minor written for trombonist Handelman. From the first soulful note, he proves the intention was well directed. After the melody and some ensemble work, Alex McNeilly's clarinet solo moves us into the key of A Major, where un-muted trombone brings the tune to a raucous climax. The reeds sing over the brass' variations on the introduction, eventually leaving the trombone to slip back into the original tonic (now in the major mode).

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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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