Brass all around

Here are some recent musical acquisitions that I have been digging.

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Josh Berman’s Old Idea on Delmark

Josh, Keefe, and Jason are members of the Lucky 7s. Josh’s music occupies a great space that can be both lyrical and frenetic.

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Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society Infernal Machines on New Amsterdam Records

This is a vital and captivating large ensemble recording. I’m not sure if calling it big band (or bigband) gives one the right mental starting point to hear this great music.

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Dave Douglas Spirit Moves on Greenleaf Music

Brass quartet plus drums. Vincent Chancey’s horn is a nice color in that mix, and Marcus Rojas on tuba and Luis Bonilla on trombone are two of my favorites on their respective instruments.

Note: Both the New Amsterdam and Greenleaf sites rock the very cool instant download when you order the CD vibe.

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