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November 16, 2016

Andy Jaffe Nonet+4

Arc
Playscape Records PSR#062315

For almost 40 years, respected educator and pianist Andy Jaffe has taught Jazz theory, improvisation, arranging, composition and history in many countries and Arc could be perceived as an aural workbook of his methods. Played by a group of distinguished Jazz journeymen with assists from a Taiwanese string quartet, the nine selections illuminate high-quality contemporary arrangements with a swing cadences touching on freer currents. Replete with informative booklet notes about time signatures, soloists and forms it could probably demonstrate proper creative methods to committed students. MORE