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James Choice Orchestra: Live At Moers

Read "Live At Moers" reviewed by Nic Jones


Arguably one of the first concerns arising from any 23-piece ensemble is the sheer number of participants. In the case of the James Choice Orchestra, however, the issue of unwieldiness doesn't arise. The depth of compositional touch is such that it surmounts such a problem and the result is music of great variety and timbre.

These points are arguably best exemplified by Frank Gratkowski's “Choice III" where the impression is of the ensemble being broken down into small, ...


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