Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra | Two Seconds to Midnight

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Two Seconds to Midnight

by Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra

Modern Big Band with a zest of Bob Brookmeyer, Jim McNeely, and Maria Schneider
Genre: Jazz: Big Band
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1. Song for Bilbao
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2. Night and Day
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3. Skylark
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4. Two Seconds to Midnight
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5. Sea Changes
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6. Out House
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7. One Mint Julep
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8. Dee Minor
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9. Cottontail
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10. When I Fall in Love
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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One of the finest writers on the jazz scene today, Alan Baylock's music has been called, "some of the best contemporary big-band writing ever."* Baylock currently holds the position of Chief Arranger for the renowned "Airmen of Note" jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force Band in Washington D.C. In addition, he is in demand as a freelance composer, arranger, instrumentalist, clinician, and adjudicator, and is the leader of the Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra.

Artists who perform his music include jazz greats Freddie Hubbard, Maynard Ferguson, Michael Brecker, Jimmy Heath, Frank Wess, James Moody, David Liebman, Randy Brecker, Kenny Werner, Mike Mainieri, Jerry Bergonzi, Bob Berg, Nnenna Freelon, Vanessa Rubin, Kevin Mahogany, Earl Klugh, Kirk Whalum; country music legends Roy Clark and Wynonna; pop stars Chaka Khan and Kenny Rankin; and symphony orchestras throughout the country.

The Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra's debut recording, "Two Seconds to Midnight," was released in October of 2003 on Seabreeze Records. More of Baylock's music can be found on recordings by the David Liebman Big Band, Maynard Ferguson and Big Bop Nouveau, the Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra, the Airmen of Note, and on numerous other professional and collegiate albums, including releases by the University of North Texas One O' Clock Lab Band and the University of Miami Concert Jazz Band. His music is published by Warner Bros., UNC Jazz Press, Walrus Music, and the Tuba Press.

* Pete BarenBregge, jazz editor, Warner Bros. Publications


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L.P.W.

"Two Seconds..." is the real deal!
Moments into Two Seconds to Midnight, you know you're listening to some amazing music as played by some of the heaviest hitters in jazz music today! For old school and new school jazzers alike, this CD makes a great gift!

Tim Whittemore

simply masterful!
This disc is fantastic! These beautiful arrangements do a masterful job of keeping the colors fresh and interesting - and the musicianship is stellar. Tim Leahey's performance on Skylark - WOW! This track has immediately become one of my top ten favorite tracks - period. I can't say enough about how wonderful this CD is. From the arranging to the musicians - simply masterful! May Alan's talents continue to find voice for a long long long time to come!

ben tolly

nicely arranged, good performance
It is so difficult to do something unique or exciting in Jazz Big Band CD's...The arrangements are top notch and the performers( soloists) can burn. Effert worthy...

PeterL

Nice CD
This is a great CD - I would recommend it to anyone who likes modern big band music. Alan Baylock's arrangements are nicely scored. Two Seconds to Midnight is the real highlight of this disc - the trombonist is amazing.