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Exploding Star Orchestra: Stars Have Shapes

Read "Stars Have Shapes" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Per quanto stupidino e anacronistico possa suonare il giochino - specialmente in tempi in cui le narrazioni attorno al jazz hanno decisamente cambiato faccia - se dovessimo eleggere il campione [e solo uno] dell'ultimo decennio, il mio voto andrebbe a Rob Mazurek. Il cornettista e compositore americano sta dimostrando infatti come si possa portare avanti una poetica convincente, ...

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Exploding Star Orchestra: Stars Have Shapes

Read "Stars Have Shapes" reviewed by Nic Jones

This release by the Exploding Star Orchestra is one of those rare examples of a present day unit able to travel to other places. Under the direction of cornet player and composer Rob Mazurek they've come up with a program of music which incorporates advances outside of the jazz tradition even while it strikes an extraordinary ...

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Exploding Star Orchestra: Stars Have Shapes

Read "Stars Have Shapes" reviewed by Troy Collins

Stars Have Shapes is dedicated to the memory of recently deceased seminal free jazz innovators Fred Anderson and Bill Dixon, both of whom played with cornetist Rob Mazurek's all-star ensemble on separate occasions, including the magnificent summit meeting Bill Dixon With Exploding Star Orchestra (Thrill Jockey, 2008). Featuring a rotating cast of renowned Chicago improvisers, the ...