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by Jack Bowers
At least one dictionary defines an orchestra as a large instrumental ensemble...which combines instruments from different families including bowed string instruments...woodwinds...brass...percussion..." and other instruments such as the piano, celeste...and harp..." Or, in the vernacular of New York-based saxophonist Gabriel Evan, a jazz sextet with some but not all of the above. Which is an around-the-block way of saying that Evan's orchestra" lands somewhere short of the normal definition. And that's by no means the only anomaly on ...read more