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MP3 Westwind Brass - Jazztet

Westwind Brass is excited to release a recording completely dedicated to America''s truly original art form, JAZZ

13 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: World Fusion, CLASSICAL: Contemporary

Westwind Brass (WWB) is excited to release a recording completely dedicated to America''s truly original art form, JAZZ! These new and innovative arrangements cover a wide spectrum of jazz styles, featuring the sounds of early Dixieland, the Big Band Swing era, Cool Jazz, Bebop, Latin Jazz, all the way to contemporary modern jazz. Compositions by some of the greatest innovators in jazz history are showcased, including an original four-movement piece by jazz legend Paquito D''Rivera. This recording is filled with energetic improvised soloing, along with crisp, tight ensemble playing. ENJOY!

"I can''t think of a better group to premiere my pieces for brass quintet than the dynamic "Westwind Brass". - Paquito D''Rivera

"SENSATIONAL! As a drummer, I am especially impressed with the great sense of time and jazz rhythmic feeling permeating the entire recording. A real accomplishment for the Westwind Brass! I have put it among my very favorite recordings and listen to it often.
JUST SENSATIONAL!" - Ed Shaughnessy

"The idea of using a brass quintet to perform music of jazz masters is a unique accomplishment. The performances are all first class and the four pieces by Paquito D'' Rivera are an extra exciting bonus. This CD is a brilliant musical journey." - Louie Bellson

"I was quite pleasantly surprised listening to the "Jazztet" CD by Westwind Brass. The improvised solos are by real jazz players! I enjoyed the selection of tunes and the writing. Well done to you guys! - Bobby Shew

Trumpet and improvised solos: Frank Glasson, Trumpet: John Wilds * Horn: Barry Toombs, Trombone and improvised solos: Bill Yeager, Tuba: Brent Dutton

Virtuosic ensemble performance, interesting music, unique stories, engaging interaction with the audience, and lots of chuckles make two hours of delightful fun for Westwind Brass'' audiences.

There is little in the musical lexicon that they cannot tackle and perform well. Their uniqueness lies in their ability to perform at a high level the entire spectrum of brass music.

The Los Angeles Times and others have acclaimed Westwind Brass for virtuosity, musical integrity, and diverse programming. In residence at San Diego State University the ensemble has captured prizes at two international brass competitions and has toured internationally in Japan, Mexico, and across the United States. The ensemble is on the touring roster of the California Arts Council.

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