Grammy ® Nominated Composer/Arranger, Bandleader John La Barbera Premiers His Latest Jazz Big Band CD, "FANTAZM" On Xradio.biz

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Grammy ® nominated composer/arranger, bandleader John La Barbera premiers his latest jazz Big Band CD, �FANTAZM� on Xradio.biz.

Grammy ® nominated composer/arranger, bandleader John La Barbera premiers his latest jazz Big Band CD, “FANTAZM.”

Jazz arranger/composer & band leader John La Barbera will premier his newest Big Band CD, FANTAZM, on Jaijai Jackson’s “Woman of Jazz” radio show on xradio.biz, Monday September 19, 2005 at 8:00 PST.

"Fantazm,” John La Barbera's follow-up to his 2004 Grammy nominated "On The Wild Side" CD, is a collection of standards and originals inspired by something Duke Ellington once said: "... a little thing that the theme is taken from... the kind of a dream that you have about that kind of a girl... it's called Fantazm." Featuring brothers Pat La Barbera on saxes, and Joe La Barbera on drums, and Clay Jenkins on trumpet, tracks include the Duke Ellington rarity "Fantazm" in his jungle jazz style; Woody Shaw's “Moontrane;" David Raksin's "Apache" love theme: "My Love & I;" Mister Mr.'s "Kyrie," and 4 originals by La Barbera and his brother Pat.

La Barbera, who is best known for his two decade collaboration with legendary drummer Buddy Rich, has also contributed to the band libraries of Count Basie, Woody Herman, Bill Watrous, Dizzy Gillespie, Sammy Davis Jr., Mel Torme', Chaka Khan and Harry James. He’s received Gold & Platinum awards for his production and arranging for the Glenn Miler Orchestra’s “In The Christmas Mood” and is a two time recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts award for jazz composition.

Fantazm, on the JazzCompass label will be available in stores nationally and on the web on September 20, 2005. You can find more information about this CD and his Grammy ® nominated “On The Wild Side” CD at http://www.johnlabarbera.com.

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