electronic press kit (epk), reviews of albums by the David White Jazz Orchestra and highlights from published articles about David White
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electronic press kit [epk]
White’s ability to write pieces with many moving parts makes the majority of The Chase’s tunes exciting and enjoyable. 4 STARS .
White has utilized the power of the full band, the textures of the sections and that approach that never quite lets on exactly where it's going.
While certainly a potent horn player in his own right, White proves himself a remarkable composer whose willingness to stretch textures and tonalities without sacrificing a sense of swing might remind listeners of great ensembles like the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra.
White and the orchestra are as a rule beyond reproach. He writes tasteful melodies, and the orchestra carries out his game plan to the letter.
A brass-rich ensemble that is precise and polished.
The writing is truly engaging and the delivery of the material is impeccable. White’s work shows the capabilities of a larger musician base in a modern context.
Structurally [David White's] pieces are quite compact, and they move forward with astonishing vigor.
A thinking artist's approach to big band writing that comes across almost cinematic in its measured, moody approach.
White’s ensemble is able to vacillate its speed in a way to give the music, at times, a casual grace that really pulls the ear in.
White's greatest achievement here surrounds his ability to create and manipulate momentum. Virtually every track plays on the idea of forward motion as a major design element.
White's sense of musical style allows him to crawl inside a chart and look for color combinations and nuances that others may miss.
White guides his 17-member orchestra through a program of compositions that seamlessly move from extended blues strut one moment to soft-focus serenity the next.