Liss, Ira B.

Big Band Jazz Machine, 2021CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 27.2

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 75
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Ira B. Liss has been living his dream of leading a big band for over forty years! Of course while the members have changed during this time, the character of Jazz Machine has been constant, a jovial, swinging ensemble that packs a punch. They are a tight unit with crisp, punchy accents over 12 selections including 6 vocals, 3 each from Carly Ines and Janet Hammer. Guest composer Dan Radlauer adds 3 originals and plays accordion on “Mazel Tov Kocktail”. We also enjoyed “Gimme That” written by saxophonist Andrew Neu, and “Bass: The Final Frontier” featuring guest Nathan East on bass.


Publicist: Mouthpiece Music