Lickety Split - Music of Jim McNeely

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1 Extra Credit 08:54 44.1/16 Album only
2 Thad 12:05 44.1/16 Album only
3 In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning 07:45 44.1/16 Album only
4 Lickety Split 07:54 44.1/16 Album only
5 Absolution 08:21 44.1/16 Album only
6 Sticks 07:40 44.1/16 Album only
7 Reflection 08:41 44.1/16 Album only
8 Mel 08:49 44.1/16 Album only

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This CD--their first recording in seven years--features the compositions of internationally-known composer and arranger Jim McNeely. McNeely freely acknowledges the deep influences of Thad Jones and Bob Brookmeyer, and the echoes are easy to hear. His total command of the harmony, colors, and textures available from a jazz orchestra, plus a superior sense of form and development is evident throughout. Mix in his knowledge of the unique tonal qualities of his bandmates and what you've got is 60 plus minutes of fiercely swinging (Thad, Mel), lyrical (In The Wee Small Hours, Reflection), wild and woolly (Lickety Split, Sticks), reflective (Absolution) music that honors not only the band's glorious tradition but the big band tradition itself. The jaw-dropping ensemble blend on Mel, to cite just one example, will dispel all doubts.

"In this impressive CD, the music integrates Gil Evans' classical allusions as well as the heady rhythms of the be-bop big bands, and the group is stocked with impassioned soloists who are treated to showcases." - The New York Times