Date: Nov 30th, 2011 · Tags: Jazz CD Reviews

The New World Jazz Composers Octet thrives on the old school idea of jazz composition as conduit to great jazz performance, and its third album, Breaking News, puts theory to practice from the outset with Matthew Nicholl’s “Poco Picasso.” The jutting melodic angles and tightly orchestrated front line arrest on their own merits, while also spurring pianist m: Tim Ray into a well-constructed, swinging improvisation…

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New World Jazz Composers Octet: Breaking News