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“The band retains the agility of a small group,” says Spangler, “but with the harmonic palette of a larger one.Read More About Planet D Nonet
Randy Napoleon has an all-finger approach; at least that’s what George Benson says of the Detroit-based jazz guitarist, whose highly melodic and groove-oriented style showcases a harmonic richness and giant acoustic sound.
“He doesn’t use just thumb or pick,” observes Benson in a 2010 interview with Vintage Guitar Magazine. “He’s spectacular.”
05 | Dec
The latest release from Detroit’s Planet D Nonet is a tribute to one of the 20th Century’s jazz and swing greats.
07 | Nov
Composer-arranger Billy Strayhorn (1915-67) was a major figure in American music, best known during his life and for decades after his death as Duke Ellington’s collaborator. But in the last 20 years, thanks to pioneering biographical and musicological scholarship and recordings from a variety of sources, Strayhorn’s reputation has finally managed to escape Ellington’s shadow.