Update: The Jazz Professors’ new album climbed into the No. 6 spot on the JazzWeek album chart as of March 1.
The Jazz Professors’ new album, Do That Again, has climbed to No. 13 on the JazzWeek album chart in its third week of release. Meanwhile, The Blues is Alright, a CD of performances by UCF students, is keeping famous company among the “Most Added” albums.
Do That Again is the second album from The Jazz Professors, a group of six UCF faculty members who are also seasoned performers. Having recorded and toured with a veritable “who’s who” of the jazz realm, The Jazz Professors include director and saxophonist Jeff Rupert and Marty Morell, a former member of the Bill Evans Trio.
UCF’s student ensemble players are rubbing shoulders with the likes of Kevin Eubanks, the Wayne Shorter Quartet, and Grace Kelly on JazzWeek’s “Most Added” chart. The Blues is Alright, by the UCF Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Workshop, features three original songs as well as new and classic arrangements of several jazz standards.
Do That Again and The Blues is Alright are published by UCF Music’s label, Flying Horse Records. Both records are available for purchase. Digital downloads are available from most major online music retailers.
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