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Ensemble

Convincing Jazz

Will Todd's 'Mass in Blue',
heard by MIKE WHEELER

 

In the hands of a less skilful composer, a work like Will Todd's Mass in Blue might well have turned out to be a colossal embarrassment. But Todd knows what he's doing, and he meets the challenge of writing a convincing jazz setting of the mass, and pulls it off magnificently. Scored for solo soprano, choir and flexible jazz group it is an eclectic mix of blues and gospel with instrumental writing that echoes the likes of Stan Tracey...

Copyright © 19 November 2011 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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