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In its four-year life in the mid-1970s, the National Jazz Ensemble under Chuck Israels' direction helped set the standards for jazz repertory orchestras. The American Jazz Orchestra of the '80s, the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall companies, the Chicago and Seattle repertory organizations of today, all owe much to the NJE and to the New York Jazz Repertory Ensemble, which existed for a short time in the '70s.

The National Jazz Ensemble reflected Israels' range of interests, restless energy and appreciation of continuity among eras of music. Israels enlisted long-established musicians to serve with his cadre of rising ones. In the trumpet section, Tom Harrell sat next to Jimmy Maxwell, whose career began in the early 1930s. Trombone veteran Jimmy Knepper played alongside young Gerry Chamberlain. The NJE's arrangements comprised meticulously transcribed classics as well as bold new pieces. Jelly Roll Morton's "Black Bottom Stomp" (1926) shared
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