Inventive unpredictable big band jazz Schapiro17 – New Shoes/Kind Of Blue at 60

Inventive unpredictable big band jazz Schapiro17 – NEW SHOES/KIND OF BLUE AT 60:  This double-CD jazz release is among the most inventive and unpredictable big band jazz sets I’ve ever listened to… the player list is long, so CLICK HERE to meet the whole band.

The album doesn’t release officially until early April, 2020), but you’re going to LOVE their totally unique performance of Miles’ “Blue in Green“… Jon Schapiro’s arrangements are just stellar, and you’ll find yourself spellbound for the entire 10:02 length of the tune.

The opening track, “Boiled Funk“, an original from Schapiro, is upbeat and full of the kind of movement that jazz lovers everywhere will be totally enchanted by the ultra-hip sonic adventure the band creates for you!

On the second CD, “Flamenco Sketches“, will thrill your ears, and have you spinning it again and again… rich and full-bodied recording with vibrant performances all around make it one of the strongest jazz tunes I’ve heard (yet) in 2020.

Foiled Bunk“, by pianist Roberta Piket, is a tune just MADE for jazz DJ’s… I predict you’ll be hearing this on jazz stations all over the globe… the free-form piano is a perfect segue to “So What“, again – a totally unique arrangement and performance!

There was no question in my mind what my personal favorite tune was going to be… “Boiled Funk 4: Old Feet, New Shoes“, composed by Jon, is jam-packed with rhythm and movement, and some superb alto sax work.

I give Schapiro17 a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99… if you love big band jazz – you’ve GOT to HAVE this.  Learn more on the Schapiro17 website.             Rotcod Zzaj

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Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) is a globe-hopping musician and poet who spent many years roving the world until he finally settled in his current abode, Lacey, Washington... just down the road from Seattle. He started IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine in 1990 (still being published), and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine in 2016. He also was a keyboard player & singer for many years... you can hear (and download for free) many of those works at his "Internet Archive Collection". If you'd like to support our efforts and get something in return, there are also a few of these albums for sale on the Rotcod Zzaj BandCamp site"

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