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  • The Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra Sampler
  • Songbook Series | George Gershwin & Richard Rodgers
  • Songbook Series | A Taste of Sinatra
  • Cook The Books
  • The Test of Time
  • The Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra Sampler

    Christmas Sampler Tracks

    1. WE THREE KINGS…
    2. WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE
    3. GREENSLEEVES
    4. YOU’RE A MEAN ONE MR. GRINCH
    5. GOD REST YE’ MERRY GENTLEMEN
    6. SANTA BABY
    7. ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH

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  • Songbook Series | George Gershwin & Richard Rodgers

    Our Songbook Series - George Gershwin & Richard Rodgers Tracks
    1. STRIKE UP THE BAND
    2. MANHATTAN
    3. LADY IS A TRAMP
    4. A FOGGY DAY
    5. I GOT RHYTHM
    6. SPRING IS HERE
    7. SUMMERTIME
    8. THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME
    9. MY FAVORITE THINGS
    10. FASCINATING RHYTHM

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  • Songbook Series | A Taste of Sinatra

    Sonbook Series | A Taste of Sinatra Tracks
    1. THE TROLLY SONG
    2. I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN
    3. HERE’S TO THE LOSERS
    4. GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME
    5. ALL THE WAY
    6. THE LAMP IS LOW
    7. LUCK BE A LADY TONIGHT
    8. THE SUMMER WIND
    9. ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL
    10. WEE SMALL HOURS
    11. NIGHT IN TUNISIA

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  • Cook The Books

    Cook the Books Tracks
    1. COOK THE BOOKS
    2. WHEN SUNNY GETS BLUE
    3. LUSH LIFE
    4. BODY & SOUL
    5. AMAZING GRACE
    6. SWAY
    7. JOHNNY ONE NOTE
    8. THE ‘TOOTH
    9. MIDNIGHT IN LITTLE CHICAGO
    10. BEWITCHED, BOTHERED & BEWILDERED
    11. PUT ON A HAPPY FACE
    12. IF I ONLY HAD A…
    13. LI’L LADY
    14. COHIBAS

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  • The Test of Time

    The Test of Time Tracks
    1. WHEN I TAKE MY SUGAR TO TEA
    2. KATY-DID
    3. SOLITUDE
    4. LOVE WALKED IN
    5. DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME
    6. SAMBA DE ELSA’S HEADACHE
    7. DON’T SIT UNDER THE APPLE TREE
    8. I’VE NEVER BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE
    9. ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE
    10. I COULD WRITE A BOOK
    11. CAN’T HELP LOVIN’ DAT MAN
    12. SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES
    13. SOMEBODY LOVES ME
    14. WHAT AM I SAYIN’!?

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  • The Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra Sampler
  • Songbook Series | George Gershwin & Richard Rodgers
  • Songbook Series | A Taste of Sinatra
  • Cook The Books
  • The Test of Time

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  • If big bands really are dead, as I’ve often heard, why is it that world-class ensembles like the Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra keep springing up like weeds almost everywhere one looks in this great country of ours? ...this CD was most definitely a close encounter of the eye-opening (and jaw-dropping) kind.
  • The IJO relies heavily on its stable of talented arrangers, and they come through with flying colors on every number, breathing new life into old standards, sculpting handsome original compositions, and even revitalizing the traditional hymn Amazing Grace.
  • To say that the IJO is impressive is to understate the case. This is an orchestra that starts at impressive and keeps getting better. ...A blue-ribbon winner? No doubt about it. | Jack Bowers, allaboutjazz.com
  • Your CD is one of the hottest new big band albums I've heard in a long time. Not only do the charts sound fresh on the air but the CD has generated a number of requests from listeners as well. And the CD is impeccably engineered. I give it a 10! I'll be playing this magnificent CD for a long time. | Ross Gentile, "Standards in Jazz," WSIE Radio, St. Louis, MO
  • "I am always looking for new and exciting music to present to our listeners here in Central New York...I flipped when I heard your CD. The record swings like nothing I've heard in recent memory. Indianapolis jazz fans are lucky to have you guys." | Eric Cohen, Music Director, WAER Radio, Syracuse, NY
  • "Very fresh and interesting arrangements and lots of entertaining, but musically aware performances. ...A CD that I will NOT just put on the shelf, but enjoy over and over!" | Mike Vax, band leader, soloist, and former Stan Kenton lead trumpet player
  • "The band romps through a blend of five originals, seven jazz arrangements of standards and Broadway tunes, and a killer brass quintet chart of Amazing Grace. This is tight, enthusiastic ensemble work of punching precision with fresh interpretations of classic big band lore." | Chuck Workman, Nuvo Newsweekly, Indianapolis
  • "...shows a lot of love for the art form. ...If I may mention (vocalist) Lydia Clowers, Her pitch and phrasing are just impeccable; (trombone soloist) Ryan Fraley; (alto sax soloist) Scott Hobson, great bebop style; (drummer) Ralph Johnson for his energy and the great ability to hold everything tightly together in all styles; (lead trumpet player) Jeff Anderson, for his consistency; and (flugel horn soloist) Don Smith in Midnight In Little Chicago for his beautiful musical soul." | Jens Wendelboe, noted Norwegian composer, big band leader, and currently Music Director for Donna Summer
  • "...Fantastic production, great tunes and arrangements. (In particular) Lush Life is remarkable in its complexity... It’s one of the great tunes of all time and deserves this sophisticated embrace. Bravo!"
    | James Grant, noted American composer
  • "Really like it...the band is very good. You should be proud..." | John LaBarbera, noted big band composer, arranger, and jazz trumpeter, former Buddy Rich band member and arranger
  • The ensemble and "the books" deserve plaudits for The 'Tooth, with its blend of eccentric swagger and mockery, and the brass-chorale like bookending of a fervent Amazing Grace. The Latin groove imparted to Body and Soul serves it well, and the arrangement builds convincingly to the sort of grandeur listeners for decades have turned to big bands for. | Jay Harvey, Indianapolis Star

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