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Album Review

Jeff LaRochelle: Moonstone

Read "Moonstone" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Canadian saxophonist and clarinetist Jeff LaRochelle fuses the orchestral complexity of the western classical tradition and the spontaneity of jazz on his debut Moonstone. With his band, Origins, LaRochelle interprets ten intimate pieces that he himself has penned. The music reflects his diverse influences but remains thematically cohesive primarily due to the exquisite balance of modernity and tradition and the dramatic ambience this creates. The Asian flavored “Stand Still" for instance opens with the band's stately phrases flowing ...


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