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Larry Ochs Sax & Drumming Core: Stone Shift

Read "Stone Shift" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Avvicinarsi all'opera di Larry Ochs (artista che molti conoscono come co-fondatore e componente del ROVA Saxophone Quartet) è un'esperienza mai priva di interesse, non solo per l'evidente dedizione dell'artista e per le sue notevoli doti di strumentista, ma soprattutto per un impegno compositivo che mostra di risolvere con criteri originali le apparenti incongruenze che sembrerebbero esistere fra composizione e ...

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Larry Ochs Sax & Drumming Core: Stone Shift

Read "Stone Shift" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

Larry Ochs, best known for his work with the long-standing ROVA saxophone quartet, has been working an unusual and satisfying side project for close to a decade. His Drumming Core, founded in 2000, is a trio with two drummers dedicated to exploring American field hollers and Asian chants. The first two CDs were rewarding, if more ...

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Larry Ochs Sax & Drumming Core: The Neon Truth

Read "The Neon Truth" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

Intentions don’t always dictate results, and in fact many great works have been the result of mistake or happenstance. So while it’s interesting to note what saxophonist Larry Ochs had wanted his Sax & Drumming Core to be, it doesn’t have a lot to do with the successes of their first record.

In the ...

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Larry Ochs Sax & Drumming Core: The Neon Truth

Read "The Neon Truth" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Three giants of modern jazz improvisation provide some enlightenment by way of a bass-less trio consisting of two drummers and woodwinds. Drummers Don Robinson and Scott Amendola pursue snappy dialogue awash with melodic, polyrhythmic-based exchanges. Whereas, reedman Larry Ochs leads this multifaceted exposition through an over-the-top approach to the drummers’ swarming frameworks and swirling support mechanisms. ...