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Jazz Orchestra? You Bet!,
By A Customer
This review is from: African Suite (Audio CD)
If Ellington, Gillespie and Mingus (and maybe a little Monk)could collaborate today, I think this is what you might hear. Lush, but never the least bit cumbersome, Ibrahim finds a way to make orchestration propel his themes rather than back them. Dynamics are especially spectacular. "Ishmael" in particular feels like some magic postscript of Gillespie's "Caravan" and Ravel's "Bolero." Cool stuff.