Soundwings™ is proud to announce the release of Elliot Deutsch Big Band’s full-length album The Push! Proclaimed by Bill Holman to be a “young star in the field of jazz composing and arranging,” Deutsch has assembled a top-notch 16-piece ensemble of some of the finest musicians in Los Angeles. The Push! embodies a youthful, exuberant jazz ensemble sound that, while influenced by the great records that came before it, pushes the genre in a new and exciting direction. Every note of the album oozes with the joy Deutsch feels when he stands in front of his world-class band.
Several of the pieces on The Push! have already won awards, including “50 Piece McChow Down,” where was awarded ASCAP’s prestigious 2013 Young Jazz Composer Award. In 2012, Deutsch’s arrangement of “Pure Imagination” received top honors in ASMAC’s Big Band Arranging and Composing Competition. Following that honor, he was invited to perform at ASMAC’s 75th Anniversary Celebration in front of Los Angeles’ greatest composers and orchestrators. Also in attendence was producer Jason Lee. Lee contacted Deutsch about producing a new record and putting The Push! into motion. In June of 2014 Elliot Deutsch Big Band recorded 10 of Deutsch’s pieces at historic Capitol Studios with engineer Steve Genewick.