New Jazz Composers Octet

Fresh Sound Records, 2003CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 9.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Classic
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3+
Performance Chart

Sound: 3+
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: The brassy ensemble embarks on eight new tracks. This is Modern jazz with a few that push the limits hinting at free jazz but always maintaining structure. Trumpeter David Weiss leads the band but shares writing responsibilities with other members, all are polished musicians. This is the second effort form the octet and it shows promise.