Jazz Composers Alliance

JCA Recordings, 2020CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 26.4

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 68
Score Chart

O’s Notes: This large ensemble has been supporting and promoting jazz composition since 1985 under the direction of Darrell Katz. Their latest release was recorded Live At The BPC, (Berklee Performance Center in Boston) October 4, 2018. This iteration of the band includes Melanie Howell-Brooks (b-sax, b-cl), Phil Scarff (t-sax, s-sax, cl), Rebecca Shrimpton (voice) and Tony “Thunder” Smith (d) and they are as vibrant as ever. We truly enjoyed “The Latest” followed by “A Wallflower in the Amazon”.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz