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Half Note Records Issues A New Release By Randy Brecker, The Jazz Ballad Song Book, Featuring The Danish Radio Big Band And The Danish National Chamber Orchestra

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Randy Brecker AVAILABLE IN STORES AND ONLINE JULY 19, 2011!

New York—Half Note Records is pleased to present trumpeter Randy Brecker
Randy Brecker
Randy Brecker
b.1945
trumpet
ʼs latest musical venture, a collaboration with the Danish Radio Big Band (DRBB) and the Danish National Chamber Orchestra. This formidable partnership provides a special opportunity for Brecker, actuating what many will consider to be a “career record."

Breckerʼs incomparable contribution to contemporary music spans several decades. The Jazz Ballad Song Book explores the contours of ten compelling American songs, penned by a cadre of jazzʼs premier arrangers, including Grammy winner Vince Mendoza
Vince Mendoza
Vince Mendoza

band/orchestra
. The record is both cinematic and intimate, reflecting perfectly the scope of Breckerʼs emotional play.

Evergreen tracks include “Cry Me a River," “All Or Nothing At All," “Someday My Prince Will Come" and “Skylark."

Jeff Levenson, EVP of Half Note Records and long-standing admirer of Brecker, says: “Randy has achieved true emeritus status. He remains a figure who embodies the soul of jazz trumpet. His partnership with the DR Big Band is a perfect marriage, featuring pointed, often wistful, solos measured against hip arrangements, beautifully executed."


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