South Florida Jazz Orchestra

Summit, 2018CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 24.4

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 5
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: The South Florida Jazz Orchestra is an assemblage of some of the finest musicians in the Southeastern US under the direction of bassist Chuck Bergeron. They are a large ensemble with a dynamic approach that layers the brass and reeds with punctuated accents throughout the session. Guest vocalist Nicole Yarling sings “Easy Living” and Julia Dollison sings two selections, notably her vocalese on “Are We Still Dreaming”, a symphonic masterpiece. Guitarist John Hart and Bergeron have strong solos on “Better Days Ahead” while saxophonist Ed Calle dances on a moving version of “Round Midnight” to make this celebration of the Music of Gary Lindsay a winner.


Publicist: Mouthpiece Music