Aleph, 2001, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O’s Notes: Lalo needs no introduction as a composer. He has written for many jazz greats as well as many popular movie scores. Here he extends his jazz orchestration series combining the WDR Big Band and WDR Radio Orchestra with a full jazz band. Success comes with big sound (Tokyo Blues) that is not congested (Naima) but containing numerous subtleties (Intersections) that are normally limited to classical orchestrations. The heart of jazz is maintained with David Sanchez (sax), James Morrison (t), Jeff Hamilton (d), Christian McBride (b) and Schifrin (p). Top Shelf.