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Ottawa Jazz Orchestra's Rick Rangno talks about arranging "Monk, Miles and Mingus go to Town"

Rick Rangno plays flugelhorn during IJO's "Rebirth of the Cool", Sept. 2008. photo by Brett Delmage ©2008Trumpet and flugelhorn player Rick Rangno arranged the majority of the pieces in Ottawa Jazz Orchestra's Monk, Miles and Mingus go to Town concert on Saturday, March 26.

Rick told's Brett Delmage about what listeners can expect to hear during this show, what they won't hear, and shared his approach to arranging (his influences included Gil Evans and Duke Ellington). He also revealed what he will be personally doing on the stage on Saturday night. It's great background to Ottawa Jazz Orchestra's latest concert.

Rick promises both good sound (this church's acoustics are more suited to the orchestra), and a unique sound, with bass, drums, a string quartet, bassoon, oboe, trumpet, flugelhorn, and three woodwind players. "much more intimate, maybe a little bit more flexible, and, because of the instrumentation there's going to be a lot of colour in the arrangements."

Listen to the podcast    [9 mins, 4.2 MB]