It takes a rare talent to be able to make a large band sound small in terms of agility as well as in the transparency and lightness of orchestration, and vice-versa some measure of genius to make a small band seem big. This band sounds huge. And let's not forget, modern. New is in a rare supply these days, but you found yourself some new right here. Track by track and blow by blow descriptions leave one breathless. This powerhouse ensemble transitions with ease from sections of incredible sensitivity to vignettes of intensity rivaling that of his own Big Band. The Small Group latest album "Artful Joy" features Bob Mintzer and Gretchen Parlato.
Trompeter John Daversa, vielseitiger Komponist, Arrangeur und Bandleader mit einem dynamischen Projekt, welches eine weitere Facette seiner künstlerischen Tätigkeit zeigt . Special Guests Bob Mintzer und Gretchen Parlato.
In addition to his Progressive Big Band, Daversa leads the John Daversa Small Band. This powerhouse ensemble sounds huge. The hallmark of great musicians: they keep getting better!
'John Daversa is pioneering a new jazz sound' —Marc Myers, Jazz Wax
“John Daversa is one of those rare musicians who is an incredible soloist and an accomplished orchestrator, a composer with an identifiable voice, and an articulate artist who does things in a focused way, always with a clear vision of the hows and whys.”
-Bob Mintzer, Saxophonist, Composer, Educator