Recorded at Capitol Records on May 8, 2016 and released by Music & Mirror Records on August 6, 2016, Laura is backed by her all-star Los Angeles band featuring Kye Palmer on trumpet.
Scott Healy with the Eastman Chamber Jazz Orchestra
Live at Kilbourn Hall
“…terrific large ensemble work led by composer and pianist Scott Healy. A mix of originals and covers (“Anthropology,” “Solitude,” “In Your Own Sweet Way”), with the transitions between the two groups sounding fluid and cohesive. Some nice soloing by members of the Eastman Chamber Jazz Orchestra, but it’s the best moments are those of group interplay when the energy of a song seems close to ripping its form apart just to have it all coalesce back into its original shape. -Dave Sumner, WonderingSound.com
A pristine, intense live recording of new music, previously unrecorded works, and two numbers from Scott’s Grammy-nominated 2012 release Hudson City Suite – it’s an “instant” record – one take, no fixes – just mix, master, release..maybe repeat…
November 2016Nov11FriEllington Study Group LA @ Vitello'sNov 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
I’m thrilled to have the continuing support of the Academy of Scoring Arts for the seventh meeting in this new series of jazz composition workshops. See you there!–Scott
Cover charge: $12 includes unlimited coffee
Vitello’s E-Spot Lounge – 4349 Tujunga Ave Studio City, CA 91604
For more information visit Ellington Study Group website.
MATERIAL TO BE STUDIED:
On November 11th we’ll continue our in-depth exploration of the rich and powerful voicing and harmonic style of Thad Jones. Also we will listen to and talk about a few other works, TBD – so check back for more details.
Composer Scott Healy leads the The Ellington Study Group LA, a hands-on study of scores and recordings of large ensemble jazz music, and music theory and orchestration techniques. The material is advanced, and is geared toward professional classical and jazz composers, film composers, arrangers and instrumentalists who want to increase their understanding and appreciation of large ensemble jazz writing. The discussion ranges from the minutia of voicing and harmony, to broader topics like form, pacing, transparent orchestration, compositional intent and improvisation. Previous classes have included works by Duke Ellington from the 1930’s, Ellington/Strayhorn from the 1950’s, and works by jazz composers, arrangers and band leaders Gil Evans and Miles Davis, Bennie Moten, Fletcher Henderson, Sammy Nestico, Thad Jones and Sun Ra.
The Scott Healy Ensemble: Hudson City Suite
2014 Grammy® Nomination for Best Instrumental Composition
Following a year of rave reviews and national jazz radio airplay, Los Angeles composer, performer, and Conan O’Brien keyboardist Scott Healy scored a 2014 Grammy nomination for his ten-piece jazz ensemble tour de force Hudson City Suite.“Scott Healy’s Hudson City Suite unites past and present musically as well as conceptually, bridging traditional big-band swing with lithe jazz modernism. -Downbeat Magazine
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