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Modern Jazz: A Collection of Seattle's Finest Jazz

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MUSIC REVIEW BY C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz

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It only makes marketing sense to release sampler discs of music that a label has in its stables. Origin Arts has accumulated an impressive amount of impressive music. Collected on Modern Jazz are among the first releases from the OriginArts labels Origin Records and OA2. Originally commissioned by Microsoft as a musical melange for the unveiling of the Windows® XP Media Center, Modern Jazz now exists as the second installment of Origin Records ongoing sampler series. Moods ranging from the crack ensemble work on Clay Giberson's "Incompatibility" to the awesome piano swing of Marius Nordal's "Notoriety," this collection displays the disparate yet unified spirit of the Seattle Jazz scene. I am sure that there is something in the Left Coast's water to make the entire seaboard a percolator for jazz. This Northwest variety is as rich as the coffee the region is famous for.






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