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Millennium Jazz Orchestra: Octopus

Read "Octopus" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Octopus, the tenth album released by the Millennium Jazz Orchestra in its nearly twenty-five years of impressive music-making in The Netherlands, is actually an eight-part suite by composer / arranger Joan Reinders devoted to one of the sea world's more fearsome and enigmatic creatures. The thematic essay spans the whole nine yards, from “Evolution" and “Environment" ...

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Kris Davis & Craig Taborn: Octopus

Read "Octopus" reviewed by Don Phipps

Combining discrete notes with splashes and collages of sound, the music of pianists Kris Davis and Craig Taborn on Octopus showcases improvisational prowess at the highest levels. The live recording challenges listeners with electric and sometimes jarring compositions that appear to send shards of musical light in every direction.

Davis provides two compositions for ...

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Octopus: Estuar

Read "Estuar" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ci sono solo i settantatre secondi di “Fliessgeschwindigkeit" che esibiscono spudoratamente espliciti riferimenti (Weather Report periodo Jaco Pastorius) poi l'album è un viaggio ipnotico nel quale qua e là emergono sì labili richiami e suggestivi dejà vu (quale produzione ormai ne è esente?) ma dove i cinque musicisti producono musica assolutamente originale. Octopus il nome del gruppo, Estuar il ...