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Numerous audio & video clips below and on my YouTube channel "gotareed"

 SELECTED AUDIO IN THE PLAYER AT HOMEPAGE TOP.

-  Glenn

Photo by Keiko Yamada

 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MUSIC - Colgate University, Hamilton NY 

FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - Muckenthaler Jazz Festival, Fullerton CA

DOCTORATE in COMPOSITION - University of Maryland, College Park


 

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GLENN CASHMAN'S SOUTHLAND NONET

Music Without Borders

 AS HEARD ON NPR's MORNING EDITION! 

 

GLENN CASHMAN'S SOUTHLAND NONET: "Music Without Borders" is listed on the JazzTimes web site as a top 50 jazz release of 2013 by JT writer Scott Albin. Thanks Scott!

 

ALL SELECTIONS ARRANGED BY GLENN

Seven compositions by Glenn and three by Eric Futterer

CD Dedicated to West Coast Jazz Pioneer, former bassist/leader of the Lighthouse All-Stars, and dear friend HOWARD RUMSEY, November 7, 1917 – July 15, 2015

              

This could be Miles' Birth of the Cool Band or the Mulligan Tentette 60 years on. Cashman is much more than a swinging tenor player - his arrangements and compositions are tops…

- by Lance Liddle, BEBOP SPOKEN HERE

 

Cashman's Southland Nonet is a world-class ensemble producing the kind of music that no borders will hold. Melodic, catchy, hot and scintillating, Music Without Borders is bound to resonate around the globe.

- by Edward Blanco, ALLABOUTJAZZ.COM

 

This straight ahead jazz set sounds familiar but it’s all original and not an ounce derivative.  Just solid, killer blowing inspired in more ways than one by the bad boys who powered Kenton’s wind and brass.  More fun to listen to than talk about, this is killer stuff throughout that restores a lot of the luster to straight ahead that the jazz police are always more than happy to try and tarnish.  A winner.

- by Chris Spector, MIDWEST RECORD

 

This new recording under the leadership of tenor saxophonist Glenn Cashman is an absolute gem: superb swinging straight-ahead jazz by nine masters of their instruments and masters of dynamic ensemble playing.  

- by John Watson, JAZZ CAMERA (UK)      

                                                                                        

The music came on, a beboppy seraphic smile crossed my irritable mug, and I settled into the groove, forgetting all but what was pouring into my ears… Glenn Cashman's Southland Nonet is (a) solid mid-sized ensemble with a big band sound and energy enough for a full orchestra… In various opuses, the horn section gets Gil Evans swirly and then individuals step out to extemporize as the rest of the band either churns away behind them or steps back and counterpoints… Not a single solo within the complex charts is less than inspiring and thought-provoking…not to mention swingin' and exhilarating.

- by M.S. Tuner, FAME

 

PURCHASE CD HERE:

http://glenncashmanssouthlandnonet.bandcamp.com/album/music-without-borders

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HIGHLY ACCLAIMED 2009 RELEASE:

 

Glenn Cashman & the Southland Big Band resemble not so much the historic ensembles listed above, but rather a group in which the composer made a point of writing for his individual soloists and giving them space to play; a band such as, say, Duke Ellington’s orchestra. Is there a higher compliment than that comparison?...

- JazzTimes (William Ruhlmann)
 


The recording, Cashman writes, is “the realization of a longtime dream.” It’s a safe bet that even he never dreamed it would turn out this well. Thanks to Cashman’s persistence and expertise, the “Southland” has risen again. Long may it endure and prosper.

- allaboutjazz (Jack Bowers)

 

The arrangements are all very interesting to listen to and the standard of solo playing is consistently very high. Often the band sounds even larger than a 14-piece, due to Glenn’s skill as an arranger... I recommend this album to all fans of big band jazz without any reservations, it is first-class.

- MusicWeb International [UK] (Don Mather)


It’s the sort of music you expect to hear when a hero strides into a casino bent on winning millions.

- WAMH Amherst College Radio, student reviewer

 

CD Babyhttp://www.cdbaby.com/cd/cashman2

AMAZON:  http://www.amazon.com/Glenn-Cashman-Southland-Big-Band/dp/B002PQ7QBS


Glenn is Artistic Director of the Muckenthaler Jazz Festival. GC & his pal, Producer Eric Futterer have been presenting the six-event summer festival in the Muck's beautiful outdoor amphitheater Fullerton, CA for 11years! Howard Rumsey has been our Honorary Chairperson.


GLENN'S SOLO on JIVE SAMBA

at Los Angeles County Museum of Art w/Cannonball-Coltrane Project (Also in Music Player at Homepage Top)

 

 

ORGAN with the RON ESCHETE TRIO

 

ALTO SOLO @ 5:42; The Soulful Mr. Timmons by James Williams

 

Glenn's composition NO MERCY, inspired by Joe Zawinul's

"Mercy, Mercy, Mercy."


DIRECTING UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLES:

TSU Jazz Ensemble 1, Studio Recording: All Jazz or Mued majors


CSUF Jazz Ensemble 1, Live Concert: All Perf or Mued majors


Colgate Concert Jazz Ensemble, Live Concert: All non-music majors



ESTATE tenor saxophone solo live, Oct. 26 2013

 

THANK YOU FOR MAKING IT THIS FAR!

Bye for now...