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Great music played by great musicians,
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This review is from: Orchestral Jazz (MP3 Download)
I first saw the John Wilson orchestra, which is a mixture of a symphony orchestra and a big band, on the BBC Proms in 2011, and was really impressed; I saw them again in 2012 and was equally impressed.
John Wison's enthusiasm for what he is doing is obvious, and this is shared by the orchestra; the musicians always seem to be having a great time, which is reflected in the sound they produce.
The fifteen tracks on the "Orhestral Jazz" album are classic easy listening tunes, with a jazz/swing arrangement, brilliantly played and recorded. The fourteen tracks on the "That's entertainment" album are classic musical tunes, given the John Wilson arrangement, equally brilliant.
John Wilson produces a unique sound that is easy to listen to. I don't know why it took me so long to download hese albums, but I'm really pleased I did; I haven't stopped playing them since.