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by John Kelman
With a group as sonically dense as Circulasione Totale Orchestra (CTO), a single disc can be daunting enough. With Bandwidth, the 25 year-old free-blowing group delivers nearly three hours of relentless collective interplay; three continuous pieces divided into four segments each across three CDs. It's not for the faint-at-heart; even free improv fans may find it a challenge to sit through the entire set, recorded live in Molde, Moers, and Zürich, in one sitting. But there are few groups today ...read more