Brian Landrus, who is considered one of the more important baritone-saxophonist of the past decade, shows on Generations that he is also a very skilled arranger-composer. An intriguing modern set filled with inventive writing and top-notch musicianship, Brian Landrus’ Generations is well worth exploring.
What is music for? Below is an excerpt from a very deep interview with Bennie Maupin. It is a conversation with someone who was living and playing music at a high level during the middle 1950s forward. His perspective is valuable to any of us who were not alive and working during those times. The […]
Fred Hersch has yet to make an unworthy recording. Open Book is easily recommended as an example of his artistry.
Today, I find that the best state of mind to be in when I sit down at the piano is “let’s see what happens”.
Mr. Binney is a prolific musician who also releases music on his own Mythology Records, as well as appears on numerous other recordings by many other artists.
The Airmen of Note is the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. The band of world-class musicians was created in 1950 to continue the tradition of Major Glenn Miller’s band.
Low woodwind virtuoso and composer, Brian Landrus took three years to write his Generations project for his all-star orchestra.
In an age where access to all types of media and information is voluminous, it can be easy to overlook something unique or new.
We interview Master Sergeant Ben Patterson, the director, and lead trombonist. We have a conversation about the band, its latest release and what it is like to have a job playing music with the United States Air Force Band.
Professional military jazz bands have long been a source of employment for instrumental artists and singers. A more modern portion of this music history goes back to World War I when James Reece Europe‘s military band traveled thousands of miles performing for English, French and U.S. troops, along with civilian audiences while touring around the continent of Europe.