Diva Jazz Orchestra

MCG Jazz, 2019CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 26.1

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 84
Score Chart

O’s Notes: The Diva Jazz Orchestra is typically an all-female, large ensemble but Diva + The Boys includes special guests Ken Peplowski (cl), Claudio Roditi (t), Jay Ashby (tb) and producer Marty Ashby (g). They make good use of the boys with Peplowski shining on “The One I Love Belongs to Someone Else” and joining Diva Janelle Reichman (cl) for “Slipped Disc”. We enjoyed the warm sounds on “Noturna” featuring Jay Ashby and the bossa nova groove of “A Felicidade” featuring Roditi with Diva Roxy Cross (t-sax). As always with the DJO, there is an abundance of brass and reeds with a definitive rhythm section including Noriko Ueda (b), Tomoko Ohno (p) and leader Sherrie Maricle (d).


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services