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Listen to 5 selections from Aardvark's debut CD, Aardvark Steps Out, recognized as a great sampler of the band's range, "from screech to swing" as the Boston Phoenix said. 

Selected excerpts (click on a link to download MP3): 

  1. Echoes
  2. Scamology   
  3. For Edward    (full track)
  4. Blue Sequence  
  5. Freedom Song

Here is a sampling of response to this CD:

"Aardvark Steps Out, footprints a rumble with jurassic import and power. The uncontrollable aspects of a juggernaut unleashed provide much of the Aardvark's awe-inspiring audience fascination."  Downbeat

". . . relentless dedication to a cutting-edge approach . . . with exciting exploratory solos."  Boston Globe

"Aardvark Steps Out is a bracing walk on the wild side of the big band spectrum. . . Aardvark suggests the best and brashest of Charles Mingus, Gil Evans, George Russell, and even Frank Zappa. . . In all, a refreshing breath of spirited yet structured rebellion from the tried and true. On, Aardvark!"  Jazz Times

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Learn about the members of Aardvark Jazz Orchestra:  

Aardvark is:

Arni Cheatham, Peter H. Bloom, Phil Scarff, Chris Rakowski, Dan Zupan/saxes & woodwinds; K.C. Dunbar, Jeanne Snodgrass, Taylor Ho Bynum/trumpets; Bob Pilkington, Jay Keyser/trombones; Jeff Marsanskis, Bill Lowe/bass trombones, tuba; Richard Nelson /guitar; John Funkhouser /string bass; Harry Wellott/drums; Jerry Edwards & Grace Hughes, vocalists; Mark Harvey/trumpet, music director. 

 

Groups led by members of Aardvark:
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Peter Bloom
 

Americas Musicworks Artistic Director
http://www.americasmusicworks.com
Arni Cheatham

Smoke

John Funkhouser

FunkHouse
http://funkhousejazz.com

Mark Harvey

The Jazztet

Jay Keyser

Music & Literary Works
Bill Lowe

Boston Jazz Repertory Orchestra

Rick Nelson
 
Richard Nelson Imaginary Ensemble
Tim O'Dell/Richard Nelson and PURSUIT
Bob Pilkington
 
Fusion Nouveau
http://myspace.com/BobPilkington
Phil Scarff

Natraj
http://www.natrajmusic.com/

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