Passion and humor, excitement and romantic tenderness, energy and relaxation, forward moving propulsion and thoughtful contemplation, dramatic variations in dynamics, organized ensembles and spontaneous solo passages….these are the elements we seek to provide in balanced proportion and organized form in order to communicate effectively in the language of jazz.
This band has been formed in order to maintain and build on the tradition of the best American music - a tradition exemplified by the masterpieces of Armstrong, Ellington, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Gil Evans and Bill Evans, among others.
Bill Evans has made the most profound impression on my musical life. The principles that make Bill’s music function as it does are expanded and amplified into a repertoire for this orchestra.
Chuck Israels Jazz Orchestra with guest soloist Dan Faehnle head into Crossroads Studios this month to record a new album for Dot Time Records called "Need To Know Bassist". Chuck's exquisite and sensitive compositions, including the spectacular mini-concerto for piano "Concerto Peligrosso...Read more
Chuck Israels Jazz Orchestra - Garden Of Delights Garden of Delights is the latest release from the Chuck Israels Jazz Orchestra. Although Chuck’s musical conception owes much to his trio experience with Bill Evans, he cannot deny his love for Mingus, Monk, Horace Silver, ...Read more