Monday, June 4, 2012

Dirty Dozen Anniversary;Saluting Bennett and Evans - Bob Stewart

Credited with revitalizing the brass band tradition in New Orleans, Dirty Dozen Brass Band has spread their music to the world in more than 30 countries on five continents. Timed with their 30th anniversary, "Twenty Dozen" contains the first new original music since 1999 and is their first release in over five years.

Eloquence. Empathy. Interplay. These are just some of the words that can be used to describe the mellifluous meeting of Tony Bennett and Bill Evans on their storied duo recordings from the 1970s. Few modern musicians have dared to tackle the venerable songbook that these jazz giants made their own. That is until now. With the release of "Convergence", vocalist Allan Harris and pianist Takana Miyamoto forge a symbiotic sonic bond, saluting the spirit of Bennett and Evans, while coining their own music vocabulary as well.

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