Date: Jun 29th, 2012 · Tags: Jazz CD Reviews

Musicians can consider themselves lucky if they find success in one particular area, but there are a select few that seem to flourish in every music-related environment that they encounter. Bob Mintzer is part of this elite list; his versatility is his greatest virtue but, while he’s a world class saxophonist and educator, his legacy will likely be connected to his work as a composer and arranger in the world of big bands. He learned from the best, sitting in the saxophone section of bands led by m: Thad Jones and m: Mel Lewis , m: Gil Evans , and several other notable figures, and he’s been putting his hard-earned knowledge to good use in this area ever since he assembled his first big band to play at the m: Brecker Brothers ‘ Seventh Avenue South club, in the early ’80s…

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Bob Mintzer Big Band: For The Moment