Big band plays Big Band: Tracks by Don Menza, Benny Golson, and Horace Silver lead off “Room 35,” the 2013 release by the UW Studio Jazz Ensemble, directed by former Harry James sideman and Jazz Studies artist-in-residence Fred Radke. The nine-song set showcasing the playing of select members of the UW Jazz Studies program is the result of a 2012 summer intensive led by Radke and made possible by Seattle’s Apex Foundation. The disc was recorded at Seattle’s Studio X and engineered by Reed Ruddy. A follow-up, recorded this past September, is scheduled for upcoming release.
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