Urban(e) is a beautiful collection of Fahie’s arrangements of works by seven classical composers for an eighteen piece big band. Produced by composer and bandleader Darcy James Argue, the album presents this well-known repertoire in a new light through a jazz lens, including interpretations of Stravinsky’s “The Firebird”, a Bach Cantata, a prelude by Debussy, and Puccini’s aria “Nessun Dorma.”
Formed in 2012, Mike ensemble features some of New York’s best improvising musicians, including saxophonists Aaron Irwin, Anton Denner, Chet Doxas, Quinsin Nachoff, and Carl Maraghi; trumpeters Brian Pareschi, David Smith, Sam Hoyt, Brad Mason; trombonists Matthew McDonald, Nick Grinder, Daniel Linden, and Jennifer Wharton; guitarist Jeff Miles; pianist Randy Ingram; bassist Pedro Giraudo; and drummer Jeff Davis.
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