"Music For Jazz Orchestra" was released on the occasion of Albert Mangelsdorff's 75th birthday. As a document it portrays the intensive and fertile cooperative effort between the trombonist and the finely honed NDR BIGBAND. The work "Concert For Jazz Orchestra" that Mangelsdorff had already written under another title in 1987 as a commissioned composition for NDR, a German broadcaster, was rearranged by him especially for this production and this band. The same goes for the 'classics' "Visit" (attentive listeners are going to rediscover the piece "Hot Hut" ) and "Meise Vorm Fenster" ('Variations on A Bird's Call'). Arrangements that allow fabulous solists like Christof Lauer (saxophone), Ingolf Burkhardt (trumpet), Vladyslav Sendecki (piano) and Wolfgang Haffner (drums) a great deal of leeway to let their creativity unfold, and ones which demand immense concentration from the ensemble. Ensconced in this sound, Albert Mangelsdorff spreads out the full range of his artistry and playing abilities. A great, a unique artist is adding yet another milestone to his discography with this release.