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13,218 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 637 of them this year alone and, so far, 45 this month (May 11).

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May 20: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone (Indoors!)
May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 21: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).
June 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Album Review: Daniel Hersog Jazz Orchestra - Night Devoid of Stars

Trumpeter, composer and arranger Daniel Hersog's new album Night Devoid of Stars is due to be released tomorrow (Friday) and it's a gem. Canadian Hersog is in his mid-thirties but that hasn't deterred him from taking on the role of MD of an all-star big band drawing its personnel from across North America. 


The album title was inspired by Dr Martin Luther King's words during the civil rights' era (some twenty years before Hersog was born). Hersog's daily routine of writing and arranging the material to a backdrop of early morning, wall-to-wall television news programmes contributed to the composer's thought process with the third track on the album - Makeshift Memorial - somewhat prescient in these pandemic times. 

Tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger (a friend from student days) and pianist Frank Carlberg (a tutor from Hersog's student days at the New England Conservatory) make telling contributions on this Cellar Music recording. Six of seven tracks were composed by Hersog, the other being an interesting take on Jerome Kern's Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Daniel Hersog’s Night Devoid of Stars is on Cellar Music (cat no.CM051119), available from tomorrow (Friday 12). 

Further details from: 
Russell

Daniel Hersog Jazz Orchestra: Daniel Hersog (MD, composer, arranger); Chris Startup (alto sax, clarinet); Michael Braverman (alto sax, soprano sax, clarinet); Noah Preminger (tenor sax); Tom Keenlyside (tenor sax, flute, piccolo, alto flute); Ben Henriques (baritone sax, bass clarinet); Michael Kim (trumpet, flugelhorn); Brad Turner (trumpet, flugelhorn); Derry Byrne (trumpet, flugelhorn); Jocelyn Waugh (trumpet, flugelhorn); Rod Murray (trombone); Jim Hopson (trombone); Brian Harding (trombone); Sharman King (bass trombone); Frank Carlberg (piano); James Meger (bass); Michael Sarin (drums)

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