Pre-order begins today for Mike Fahie Jazz Orchestra’s ‘Urban(e)’

We’re launching the pre-order for Urban(e), the debut album from the Mike Fahie Jazz Orchestra.

Led by trombonist Mike Fahie, the album features an eighteen-piece big band playing a collection of Fahie’s explorations of works by seven classical composers put into a jazz context.

Produced by Darcy James Argue, the record presents these well-known pieces reinterpreted through a jazz lense, including Stravinsky’s “The Firebird”, a Bach Cantata, a prelude by Debussy, and the well-known Puccini aria “Nessun Dorma.”

The band, which was formed in 2012, features an ensemble of New York’s best improvising musicians including saxophonists Aaron Irwin, Anton Denner, Chet Doxas, Quinsin Nachoff, and Carl Maraghi; trumpeters Brian Pareschi, David Smith, Sam Hoyt, Brad Mason; trombonists Matthew McDonald, Nick Grinder, Daniel Linden, and Jennifer Wharton; guitarist Jeff Miles; pianist Randy Ingram; bassist Pedro Giraudo; and drummer Jeff Davis.

The album is available for pre-order now. You’ll instantly get the first single, Frédéric Chopin’s “Prélude, Op. 28 no. 20”. You can stream the single on Spotify here.

The album releases on August 28th. Check out the album trailer video: