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What Was You Favorite New Band/Artist You Discovered in 2020

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More a rediscovery, but if there is an ensemble or orchestra that does orchestral (or orchestral-sounding) arrangements of jazz music right, it has to by Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, and their New Sounds in Brass recordings. In most other orchestral arrangements including arrangements done for Boston Pops Orchestra, the jazz rhythm and improvizations are greatly watered/dumbed down - particularly the strings part where they don't have any swing/syncopated rhythms. The arrangements for Tokyo Kosei, however, keeps much of the jazz idiom intact and have improvisations, so for the most part it actually is jazz music that happens to be arranged for concert band. Here's a list of Youtube clips:

One O'Clock Jump - Composed by Count Basie, Arranged by Shoji Yokouchi

Glenn Miller Medley (Little Brown Jug - In The Mood - Tuxedo Junction - American Patrol - Moonlight Serenade) - Composed/arranged by Glenn Miller and others, Arranged by Naohiro Iwai

Artistry Jumps - Composed by Stan Kenton, Arranged by Naohiro Iwai

Night in Tunisia - Composed by Dizzy Gillespie, Arranged by Toshio Mashima


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