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Warren Oree and the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble: Man Bites Dog

Warren Oree and the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble: Man Bites Dog   submitted on Sun, 11/02/2008 - 07:05 in Jazz Group by Mike_Longo

This lively, creative collection of originals by Philadelphia bassist Warren Oree and his Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble swings in a straight-ahead yet sometimes provocative way. There is a suggestion of jazz as social commentary, a theme set by another bass player, the late Charles Mingus. The cover art portrays the group as individualistic rebels, and their playing is dead earnest. They want you to know that "they mean you," to paraphrase the title of Thelonious Monk's tune, although it isn't always clear just what they do mean...

Source: allaboutjazz
Author: Victor L. Schermer

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