Artist Recital Series
and the Mass Line Big Band
Sunday, March 13, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
The Mass Line Big Band is the product of a year of study by Oberlin trombone faculty Robin Eubanks, whose mission was to write, arrange, and record music for a large ensemble. Consisting of standard big band instrumentation, Mass Line numbers 16 musicians hand-picked by Eubanks, associate professor of jazz trombone and jazz composition.
“It was my intention to make this an enjoyable and productive experience for those involved in the recording as well as an in-depth study of large ensemble writing and arranging,” Eubanks said in advance of a Mass Line performance in August 2015 at Birdland in New York City. “I included Oberlin jazz studies alumni in each section of the band along with many musicians on the current New York City jazz scene. This made the recording even more exciting to see come to life.”