Toronto bred and New York based composer/arranger/saxophonist Daniel Jamieson presents the debut recording of his big band, The Danjam Orchestra. Inspired first by home-town heroes, Rob McConnell's Boss Brass, Jamieson later was exposed to the works of Dave Liebman, Jim McNeely (who produced this session), and others while furthering his studies at the Manhattan School of Music. Featuring the great drumming of John Riley and a program of inspired original compositions, the band also performs a lush and swinging arrangement of Charlie Chaplin's "Smile," and a darting, dissonant treatment of "Alone Together."
•"...Sudden Appearance announces the arrival of a new, vital force in the big band world." - Jim McNeely