Schapiro 17

Summit, 2020CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 26.2

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 78
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Jon Schapiro celebrates perhaps the greatest Miles album with New Shoes: Kind of Blue at 60. Yes it’s been 60 years since the release of the landmark album! Jon’s large ensemble addresses the original music with a twist beyond the big band arrangements. He surrounds the Davis compositions with six chapters of “Boiled Funk” composed by Schapiro (mostly) and Roberta Piket (p). No doubt, Kind of Blue runs differently with this new foot-ware but the classic pieces are still vibrant, even with transformational arrangements. It took a while for us to enjoy the Boiled Funk but the core chapters 2-4 captured our attention, “Dark of Night”, “Whorth Your While” featuring Andy Gavish (t) and “Old Feet, New Shoes”.


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services