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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.

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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

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. ...