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Best in the business. The most complex, gorgeous, new music around -- crackles with velocity and life. Jazz, classical, Brazilian? My vote is classical. Has been for fifteen years. Clear the shelf for a new Grammy, sweet Maria.
Music in its purest form
Discovered Maria Schneider from the David Bowie track Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime). Even when Bowie passed, he left such an amazing gift for those of us who have not discovered the Maria Schneider Orchestra. Love starting and ending my day with this album!
About Maria Schneider
Maria Schneider is widely thought of as a potentially great arranger who is following in the footsteps of Gil Evans (her main inspiration), George Russell, and Bob Brookmeyer. After extensive musical study, Schneider moved to New York in 1985 and from 1985-1988 was an assistant to Gil Evans. She has since conducted her music with a variety of European radio orchestras, written for the Mel Lewis big band, and received many commissions. Schneider's highly original music often falls between avant-garde jazz and modern classical. ~ Scott Yanow
- Windom, MN
- November 27, 1960