The NDR Bigband: Hamburg Radio Jazz Orchestra‘s latest feature recording entitled Tall Tales of Jasper County: The Double Doubles Suite is now available on iTunes Presale for up to 40% off if purchased prior to its May 12th release date. The internationally-acclaimed big band, directed by Axel Dürr, is featured on the six movement suite written by award-winning composer Dale Wilson. Reflecting the composer’s familial memories, the album offers lush orchestrations and a visceral earthiness that catapult you into the U.S. Midwest. Tall Tales also features UK notable Gary Husband on drums and the woodwind wizardry of Lütz Buechner and Fiete Felsch, with liner notes by Steve Futterman.
Wilson’s fine soundscaping and sensational performances by the ensemble make for a lush but powerfully earthly record reminiscent of a familiar, friendly, and relaxed setting, somewhere just like Jasper County, Missouri.