Jazz Blues Magazine reviews Wayne Alpern’s “Jukebox”

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Ron Weinstock of Jazz Blues Magazine reviews Wayne Alpern’s “Jukebox.” Weinstock says; “The Wind Ensemble’s performance of the arrangements transform compositions such as “Blue Moon,”
Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Start Believing,’” Charlie Parker’s “Ornithology,” The Beatles’ “Penny Lane,” and the Stephen Sondheim classic “Send In the Clowns” into chamber ensemble gems. The resulting performances are such that they might be comfortable being on a Masterpiece Theater show (and one of the tunes performed is the “Downton Abbey” theme). Alpern’s arrangements also give considerable charm to Duke Ellington’s “In a Sentimental Mood,” “Do-Re-Mi” from “The Sound of Music,” and the “Nutcracker Suite.” “Jukebox” is a fascinating and delightful recasting of familiar numbers that may be easy to listen to but has solid musical substance.
Kari Gaffney

Kari Gaffney

Since 1988 Kari-On Productions has helped artists get an even footing in the industry through jazz promotion in the genres of Jazz, World & Latin Jazz through Jazz Radio and Publicity. Why do we do both, because they compliment each other, and we care about fiscal longevity for the artist.

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