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Live at Kilbourn Hall  by Scott Healy with the Eastman Chamber Jazz Orchestra

…terrific large ensemble work led by composer and pianist 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

When I heard the rough mixes of the concert I was really excited – but, we had no intention of making a record! I had wanted to merely get through the concert unscathed. Yet there was so much music packed into this evening, and the ensemble played everything so well. I could hear and feel all their attention to the detail and shape of my music. Add in flawless performances, burning solos, and an unmistakable exuberance and creative vibe…I could hear the richness of the hall and feel the energy of the audience. I knew I had a record’s worth of great material on my hands, one in which both my brand new music and un-recorded older pieces are fully realized and complete. Plus the recording quality is stellar. Fire up the CD presses!- Scott Healy

Directly below I’m offering free streaming on this site of the entire record for the month of October.

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Available on Amazon.com, Bandcamp.com, iTunes, and directly from hudsoncityrecords.com

Live at Kilbourn Hall CD Cover The material is a mix of brand new music, unrecorded works, and two numbers from Scott’s Grammy-nominated 2012 release Hudson City Suite. All elements had come together: impeccable performance, pristine recording, and casual, youthfully-brilliant intensity – it’s an “instant” record – one take, no fixes – just mix, master,  release..maybe repeat…

Live at Kilbourn Hall is on the ballot for the 57th Grammy® awards. If you are a voting member of NARAS please click here for all relevant for your consideration links and specific information.

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The Scott Healy Ensemble’s “Hudson City Suite”

2014 Grammy® Nomination for Best Instrumental Composition
“Koko on the Boulevard”


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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Healy reveals himself to be a composer of serious sonic merit. -Jon Regen, Keyboard Magazine

Profoundly beautiful…like Hindemith meets Kenton and Ives at Mingus’ house for lunch…a soundtrack for the movies in his mind. -Bill Milkowski

Healy has conjured up a captivating, amazingly varied and colorful range of sounds and moods with just a tentet here, showing that less can be more in jazz ensembles. -George Kanzler, NYC Jazz Record

There’s nothing more you can say about this session other than it’s a four star showcase of killer playing unfurling a load of beautiful music. -Midwest Record Review

…a thrilling panorama of sounds and moods… -Jazz Weekly


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“Live at Kilbourn Hall” Release

Live at Kilbourn Hall featuring Scott Healy with the Eastman Chamber Jazz Orchestra is scheduled for a mid-September release. Recorded on March 20th, 2014, at Eastman School of Music, and featuring a... Read more






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