New World Jazz Composers Octet

Big and Phat Jazz, 2011CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 17.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: This is the third release from The NWJCO, organized over 11 years ago by saxophonist Daniel Ian Smith. They have performed modern jazz mostly in the Boston area. Breaking News continues their trend of performing music written specifically for their ensemble. Composers include Ted Pease, Matthew Nicholl, Felipe Salles (sax, fl) and Walter Platt (t) who wrote this vibrant title track. We especially enjoyed “Trilogy” and “Song Sung Long” featuring the young Catherine Hazel Smith reciting the spoken word.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz