Debrief Duo: Carlberg/Urie City Band & John McNeil Concert Jazz Orchestra in one weekend. Too much? Probably.
There is much to be reported from this past weekend’s activities. Saturday was the second installment of the Carlberg/Urie City Band and Sunday was the maiden voyage of the John McNeil Concert Jazz Orchestra (which I will report on more when I get the recordings back).
The C/U City Band played the Gowanus Jazz Fest, opening for Chris Speed’s Yeah No, which featured an illustrious cast of characters including Shane Endsley, Skuli Sverrisson, and Jim Black. The show was well attended and the City Band was in top form. Below are some excerpts of pieces we performed at the festival, recorded by Scott Freidlander. Hear the band do what it is the band does.