Review by Jeff Dayton Johnson (Listen to review above)
If you scroll down the list of Grammy Nominations, you’ll find a track entitled “Falling Men” from the album “Shut Up and Dance,” written by John Hollenbeck and nominated as best instrumental composition.
The album is by France’s national jazz orchestra, or, Orchestre National de Jazz. The ‘ONJ’ was created by the French Ministry of Culture in 1986 and is led currently by Director Daniel Yvinec.
KUSP’s Jeff Dayton-Johnson says it’s tight, propulsive work. You can also read his article at: allaboutjazz.com.