Releases from UArts Big Band and Transfusion Ensemble Win Raves
'All About Jazz' praises music from the two celebrated School of Music ensembles
June 7, 2012
All About Jazz praised the "exuberant virtuosity" and "intricate musical ambiances" of releases from two celebrated ensembles from the School of Music: the UArts Big Band and Transfusion Ensemble (pictured above).
Trumpeter and faculty member Matt Gallagher directed the "Z" Big Band in covers of eight Count Basie tunes on the CD titled "University of the Arts Big Band," while professor and saxophonist Ron Kerber led the Transfusion Ensemble through nine compositions by Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea on its self-titled disc.
The review concludes by saying, "...with educational institutions like the University of the Arts School of Music and its gifted students and faculty, the future of jazz is quite bright."