by Stockholm Jazz OrchestraStockholm Jazz Orchestra

CD(Spanish Import)

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American composer Jim McNeely had to go a long way across the pond to find himself a big band that would play his compositions, but was it ever worth the wait! The eight selections here -- all written and arranged by McNeely -- point to his fully realized "singing" voice while fronting an orchestra. Add to the fact that he also plays piano on these sessions and there is only one conclusion to come to: The guy deserves way more in the way of props and commissions than he gets. The staggered horn harmonies in "Off the Cuff" are mathematically impossible, as are the elongated reed harmonies in "The Folks Who Live on the Hill." And the wildly swinging counterpoint between his piano and the brass on "Running" is a wonder of composition. Throughout all these musical acrobatics, McNeely keeps the band focused on human warmth and emotional expression, which makes this the most sophisticated kind of jazz there is.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/05/2010
Label: Imports
UPC: 7391953002139
catalogNumber: 928265


  1. Jigsaw
  2. Off the Cuff
  3. The Decision
  4. Here We Are
  5. Touch
  6. Blue Note
  7. The Folks Who Live on the Hill
  8. Running

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stockholm Jazz Orchestra   Primary Artist
Jim McNeely   Piano
Gustavo Bergalli   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Joakim Milder   Tenor Saxophone
Fredrik Norén   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Johan Horlen   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Jan Kohlin   Leader
Bertil Strandberg   Trombone
Dave Castle   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Jan Adefelt   Bass
Jan Levander   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Martin Lofgren   Drums
Peter Asplund   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Ulf Andersson   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Jim McNeely   Arranger

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