September issue of Jersey Jazz by Joe Lang The DOC STEWART BIG BAND RESUSCITATION has an interesting leader. Stewart is a doctor at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, but performed as a professional musician prior to his current profession. He has continued to play jazz all through his life, and for Code Blue (Cannonball Jazz–2014) he has recruited a first call crew of players from the Los Angeles area to play a program of terrific arrangements by Tom Kubis and Matt Catingub. The centerpiece of the album is the four-part “Code Blue Suite,” composed by Stewart and Kubis. It is based on Stewart’s experiences as a doctor in the ER. This is a program that demonstrates the best of modern big band writing and playing, creative and satisfying.