Looking for some artful, jazz-historic fun on the holidays? Then treat yourself to a blast of the high American art form of big-band jazz, as the thumpin’, honkin’ surgin’ and ballistic Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra performs next Monday night. It all happens at the aptly named (at least for the evening) Typhoon Restaurant.
The concert(s) celebrate the release of their latest CD Artistry, a Tribute to Legendary Big Band Leader Stan Kenton, seen in action in the photo above.
Led by saxophone soloist/composer/arranger Kim Richmond, at right, the 23-piece orchestra, combines the sounds of large ensemble jazz with symphonic colors and textures, featuring expansive instrumentation that includes five woodwinds, four trumpets, four tenor trombones, two French horns, rhythm section, Latin percussion and more.
The program of free-swinging improvisation pays tribute to Kenton and his Neophonic Orchestra with “Kentonesque” jazz and Latin-style compositions – the size and scope of the master’s kinetic orchestration, rightfully known to music historians as the original “Wall of Sound.”
Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra | Typhoon @ Santa Monica Airport | Dec 10, 8pm first of two sets | reservations: (310) 390-6565
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