- An MVD Exclusive
- SKU: CM121621
- Format: CD
- UPC: 875531022193
- Street Date: 09/09/22
- PreBook Date: 08/05/22
- Label: Cellar Live »
- Genre: Jazz
- Run Time: 51:35 mins
- Number of Discs: 1
- Year of Production: 2022
- Box Lot: 150
- Territory: WORLD EX JP
- Language: English
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Steven Feifke & Bijon Watson - Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra
Steven Feifke and Bijon Watson have joined forces to bring together a big band featuring some of the most well known names in all of jazz.
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"Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album GRAMMY® Award Winner!
Announced February 5, 2023
Steven Feifke (pianist, composer, arranger/orchestator and conductor) and Bijon Watson (lead trumpet) have joined forces to bring together a big band featuring some of the most well known names in all of jazz. These two artists are "frequent-flyer-mile" performers in a number of internationally acclaimed large ensembles and noticed one small problem in each one: there is almost no generation gap! The longstanding tradition spearheaded by artists like Art Blakey and Horace Silver of hiring the "young guns" for an ensemble has all but disappeared in recent years. In creating "The Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra," Bijon and Steven make the objective of this band to strengthen that tradition of mentor-ship that has shaped and defined the jazz idiom since its earliest beginnings.
- Brand new compositions and arrangements by pianist, composer and arranger Steven Feifke
- In creating 'The Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra,' Bijon and Steven make the objective of this band to strengthen that tradition of mentorship that has shaped and defined the jazz idiom since its earliest beginnings.
- Features guest appearances by luminaries Kurt Elling, Chad Lefkowitz Brown and more!
'A composer who's found his own sound, a pianist with a firm command of the instrument, and an all-around monster talent with a bright future ahead.'
—Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz
'Steven Feifke is the real deal. Composer, arranger, pianist, and bandleader, he's got it all happening. Definitely check him out, you won't be disappointed!'
'There is a traditional quality to the music but upon closer listening you can hear Steven's voice and how he reinvents the big band format to suit his musical personality. He plays with a similar adventurous spirit, which is at once rooted in the modern
—Gil Goldstein, Kinetic
Feifke's colorful orchestration reveals a studious respect for traditional big band writing while generating a myriad of twists and turns in every arrangement
—Gary Fukushima, Downbeat
smart song selection and lively performances from young and old(er) keep the GGJO on their toes, on point, and on target.
—Michael Toland, The Big Takeover
Feifke and Watson have enough respect for tradition to begin with 'Rhythm' and end the album with the ever-lovin' blues
—Will Friedwald, The New York Sun
There's something for everyone on this project. Settle back and enjoy the concert
—Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs