Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The Wizard of Oz Suite
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
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Rare opportunity to enjoy Phil Wilson on CD
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD needs to be reviewed as two separate works. The Wizard of Oz Suite is interesting, but to me of only marginal interest. The second half shows why Phil Wilson is an innovative arranger of big band jazz and enjoyable soloist, going back to his Woody Herman tour in the 60s. As a teacher at Berklee, his recordings are much too infrequent. I wish he recorded big bands more often and his rare albums were available on CD."
The Wizard would be pleased
The Music Man | Kailua-Kona, HI | 07/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The entire CD is great, but my absolute favorites are the Wizard of Oz Suite. These pieces should have more visibility and playing exposure, as they are awesome arrangements. As a trombonist who loves jazz and big band music, AND who can nearly recite all the words to the entire Wizard of Oz movie (!!), this CD is a joy to bring a fresh sound to my memories of Wizard of Oz."