BLOG / Sep 10, 2012

From There to Here - What People Are Saying

From There to Here has been released for a few months now, and we've had some very kind words thrown our way. Here's what people have been saying:


"I haven't enjoyed listening to a big band album like this one in a long time. The band plays tight, yet dynamically and leaves space for excellent solos. And the writing is stellar!" - Chris Walden - Grammy nominated composer/arranger

"I think Jeremy and Alex have a great thing going with the Budman/Levy Orchestra. The arrangements are killing and the playing is fantastic. If you like Contemporary Big Band music, dig this!" - Jeff Coffin - Saxophonist - Dave Matthews Band / Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

"There are plenty of big band albums being put out today, many are generic and bland.  What makes a great album is real writing, written specifically for a real band, not a put together session ensemble playing music written the week before.  It takes time and effort to do this properly and from the opening notes you can tell that Budman and Levy have done this right." - Tim Davies - Grammy nominated arranger/orchestrator

"Offering many wonderful big band moments on From There To Here, this very first outing from the Budman/Levy Orchestra poises the group as one of the most important ensembles from the west coast. This is contemporary big band music at its best." - Edward Blanco - All About Jazz

"'From There to Here,' a remarkable album by any measure." - Jack Bowers - All About Jazz

"No genre-blending, no cryptic music allusions... just undiluted big band jazz." - All About Jazz Download of the Day

"This is cutting edge, contemporary big band of the highest order." - JRK.Hubpages.com

"The writing of Levy is characterized by an abundance of appealing melodies and rhythmic grooves and much interesting musical development." - Don Lerman - Cadence