Marsalis, Wynton & Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
Palmetto, 2004, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O’s Notes: The LCJO stands out among large jazz ensembles. First of all, they are led by Wynton Marsalis, one of the premier jazz figures of the 21st Century. He insists on perfect execution and you can hear it in the band especially on “Acknowledgement”, our favorite of the four songs. They are well coordinated and in tune. Add cool arrangements of excellent material and you have a truly enjoyable session. Catch them live for an even richer experience. But in the mean time, this one is a good substitute.