Review: Scotland’s new jazz union

added on 2 March, 2014 | under Blog, reviews
American Adventure

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra forged new links with the American scene during its 2013 US tour and has captured the result on an outstanding new CD with leading stateside guests, says Michael Tucker.

“American Adventure”
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In truth, there’s not a moment here which isn’t marked by that special, finely distilled blend of literate intelligence and improvisational verve which one has long come to associate with the SNJO. Contemporary big-band music of the highest quality, and as such, totally recommended.

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'The SNJO deserved all the praise Kurt Elling so graciously lavished on them.'