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Either/Orchestra: More Beautiful Than Death

Read "More Beautiful Than Death" reviewed by David Adler

Either/Orchestra ends a four-year hiatus with this hip, grooving, eclectic album. An Afro-latin theme runs through the program: driving 12/8 African grooves on “Amiak Abet Abet" and “Feker Aydelmwey," a calypso/mariachi vibe on “Breaktime for Dougo," salsa claves on “Number Three" and “Slow Mambo for J.J." Yet the Afro-latin references are broken up with the Ellington-style ...

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The Either / Orchestra: More Beautiful Than Death

Read "More Beautiful Than Death" reviewed by Jack Bowers

For those who appreciate big–band music that wanders from the beaten path but never far enough to exhaust one’s patience, the Massachusetts–based Either / Orchestra is designed to please. There are no shopworn standards in its book; instead, the E / O takes the listener on a bracing musical journey from North American Jazz / blues ...

Either Orchestra: More Beautiful Than Death

Read "More Beautiful Than Death" reviewed by AAJ Staff

The Either Orchestra is a ten piece jazz ensemble based in Massachusetts, which was founded by saxophonist Russ Gershon in 1985. Since it's inception, the group has released a series of acclaimed recordings on the Accurate record label. This, their latest CD entitled More Beautiful than Death , features all original compositions, six of which were ...

Either/Orchestra: More Beautiful Than Death

Read "More Beautiful Than Death" reviewed by Mark Corroto

They’re Back! To paraphrase Mark Twain, “The rumors of the Either/Orchestra’s permanently playing Grateful Dead music have been exaggerated.” After disbanding the small big band in 1997 and starting a family (just add water), saxophonist and label entrepreneur Russ Gershon has reformed the E/O. At this point I’d like to exclaim “Yahoo,” but due to copyright ...