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On the Inside: The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

Alex Stewart

in Making the Scene: Contemporary New York City Big Band Jazz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249530
eISBN:
9780520940161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249530.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter goes inside a big band, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (VJO), to experience musicianship from the vantage point of each chair. The traditions of the VJO, the longest-lived contemporary New ... More


Making It Work: Leaders and Musical Direction

Alex Stewart

in Making the Scene: Contemporary New York City Big Band Jazz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249530
eISBN:
9780520940161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249530.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter follows many of the same players into a very different situation, the now-defunct Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, directed by Jon Faddis. Comparing the leadership in this band with the more ... More


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