Listening to this CD, is very different. Its another big band sounding CD but not as polished as,say,The Tommy Newsome Band. Usally the bands consists of 6 to as many as 20 pieces. The CD is well organized in tunes. For example on track two ,the song called Agape is a wonderful,beautiful ballad. I find there is a lot of colour,but not a lot of texture or richness. They seem to lack an emotional forte. Premiere is compiled of a variety of slow and fast tunes. The featured artist Scott Cowan (trumpet) is quite good.
I want you to listen to the interactions of the brass and woodwind section for their harmony and accompaniment. Unfortunately it is not as smooth as one would like it to be.
Sixty per cent of the musicians that you hear and see on TV have been highly schooled.Two to three per cent of these are called true prodigies.These musicians started at a very early age. By the way, musicians who don't or cannot reach this high degree of celebrity status are called "lounge lizzards". These people could not move up or were not recognized in the musical market. If they continue to play professionally,they are somewhat stuck in one venue to play. All musicians have a "long and winding road" to success, through education or simply playing jazz.I give this CD a 2 out of 5 in my Jazz-o-meter.