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Good Reviews for Terry Vosbein's New CD

Washington and Lee music professor Terry Vosbein’s new CD, “Progressive Jazz 2009,” has been getting strong reviews since its recent release. Release by Max Frank Music, the CD, which features the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra and was recorded earlier this year during a concert at the University of Tennessee, pay tribute to big band leader Stan Kenton and his self-described “progressive period” from 1947 to 1948. The Raleigh News and Observer calls the album ” masterful and emotionally rewarding tribute” in its review. Meanwhile, Jazz Mobile’s review writes: “Composer/arranger/conducter Terry Vosbein has reinvigorated a number of heretofore overlooked themes from the creative world of Stan Kenton, added several of his own, and placed them in the capable hands of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra for a concert performance that shines from start to finish.” You can listen to sample tracks of the album at the CD’s page on Max Frank site. But if you don’t get there, you can listen to one sample — “The Real Princess” — below:

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