Big Round Records is proud to announce its reissue of Andy Jaffe's MANHATTAN PROJECTIONS, an album of the jazz composer/pianist's works for small band repertoire. This rerelease of the jazz classic includes the original seven works from the 1984 debut, the McDaniels session tracks from the
2001 Playscape reissue, plus three bonus tracks from the Tom McClung-Andy Jaffe piano trio exclusive to this release.
Jaffe has been praised for his bold harmonic leaps and deft understanding of the intricacies of writing for both big and small band. The composer's skill with written music is fully backed by the performers on this disc, including John Clark, Tom McClung, and Branford Marsalis, Wallace Roney, and Marvin "Smitty" Smith at the early stages of their career.