Reviews of Blues Man from Memphis CD:

"This Orchestra of Knoxville, TN has transformed its city into a new jazz mecca." - Paris, France

"Four stars. Listeners who enjoy modern big bands will find much to savor during these flawless performances. And it is particularly rewarding getting to hear Donald Brown again." - Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

"A top-flight and irrefutably happening program, indeed." -

"The KJO, a local ensemble with world-class talent, performs Brown's compositions with ardor and finesse, whether live or in studio. A splendid session from stem to stern." - Jack Bowers, All About Jazz

"Blues Man from Memphis is a fantastic modern big band treat." - Paul Zimmerman, First Coast News

"The music is fresh and contemporary, with deep-seated roots. The arrangements, mostly by Vance Thompson, are full-blooded but never overpowering. They have an airiness about them, allowing for the subtleties to come through." Don Albert, FM Online, South Africa

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