The Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra is,
in my opinion, one of the best large ensemble playing
jazz today, and probably is my favorite.
Maria Schneider composes, arranges, and
conducts the orchestra.
They used to play at Visiones in Greenwich
Village, New York City every Monday night,
before the club closed. I had the good fortune
to see them just before the end of their time there.
To date, they have three albums available.
I own the first 2 and they are excellent.
I've also borrowed the newer 2 from the public library, and
they are just as good.
I will be getting my grubby hands on the newest
- Coming About (1994)
- Evanescence (1996)
- Allegresse (2000)
- Concert in the Park (2004)