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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Tribute to Carla Bley: Mandala Octet and Mandala Orchestra

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Mandala Octet and Mandala Orchestra
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, CA
June 5, 2015

Steve McQuarry had an epiphany last December. While on the phone with Karen Mantler, daughter of eminent avant-garde jazz composer Carla Bley, McQuarry realized that he would like to play some of her tunes onstage, and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

FivePlay Jazz Quintet: Five And More

Read "Five And More" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

If the jazz world has room for two Avishai Cohens, and it can deal with the confusion of two different guys named Bill Evans that played with Miles Davis, it can certainly stand to have two bands called Five Play. The one on the East Coast is a breakout band extracted from the all-female Diva Jazz ...