This is pretty classy imaginative big band playing, compositions by reedist/arranger Christina Fuchs, appearing on the Big Band Records label. If you are into Maria Schneider then you will land happily enough here. By the way you may like to know that two of the WDR Big Band stalwarts, superb bassist John Goldsby and equally talented trombonist Shannon Barnett, appear at the Sligo Jazz Project in Ireland next week, playing during a busy week for instance in the perfect intimate surroundings of classic pub Hargadons on 25 July. Details