Mike Christianson leads a big band made up of seasoned pros from the ranks of the Gotham Wind Symphony in an evening of charts by John Carisi, a bold jazz modernist well ahead of his time in mixing formal compositional strategies with unbridled swing during the ’50s and ’60s. Bone up by listening to Miles Davis's Birth of the Cool and Carisi's half of the Gil Evans LP Into the Hot (the other half featured Cecil Taylor), then head on down here.
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