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Jose Gurria's Gurrisonic Orchestra: Three Kids Music

Read "Three Kids Music" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Accompanied by a richly illustrated, full-color 46-page booklet (with notes by Jeff Tamarkin, the Associate Editor of JazzTimes Magazine) and packaged in a lush trifold paper sleeve, Three Kids Music by José Gurría and his 21-piece Gurrisonic Orchestra projects a sort of hugeness and importance whose portent is completely fulfilled by the quality of the music ...


Globe Unity Orchestra & the Choir of the NDR-Broadcast: Hamburg '74

Read "Hamburg '74" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Alexander von Schlippenbach wrote the first tune on this record as a radio project for the NDR Jazz Workshop in 1974. From his imagination sprung a conjunction of classical music and of jazz (as he and the Globe Unity Orchestra fermented it). It would have been so easy to let the two entwine and create a ...


Globe Unity 67 & 70: Alexander Von Schlippenbach

Read "Alexander Von Schlippenbach" reviewed by Andrey Henkin

Free jazz recordings have been the subjects of more scrutiny than perhaps any other kind of music. Hailed effusively as visionary and cosmic or derided thoroughly as shamelessly indulgent and noisy. While much free jazz can be ineffective, it removes one variable from the equation of recording: material. Sessions rooted in basic improvisatory frameworks rather than ...