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Electric Ascension

Label: Rogue Art
Released: 2016
Track listing: Disc 1 (DVD): Electric Ascension; Cleaning The Mirror; Disc 2 (Blu-Ray): Electric Ascension; Disc 3 (CD): Electric Ascension.

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Rova Channeling Coltrane: Electric Ascension

Read "Electric Ascension" reviewed by John Sharpe

John Coltrane's Ascension (Impulse, 1965) stands as a seminal moment in the development of modern jazz, presenting structured large group improvisation which renounced both the form and content of almost all previous models. It was never performed live, and this was one of the facts which initially captured the attention of the now venerable ROVA Saxophone ...

Electric Ascension

Label: Atavistic Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: Ascension.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

ROVA Orkestrova: Electric Ascension

Read "Electric Ascension" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

Electing to interpret for the second time John Coltrane's seminal free jazz blowout Ascension was an odd move for West Coast sax quartet Rova to make on the band's 25th anniversary in 2003. Their motives aside, what it amounted to was restaging one of the band's least interesting records--based on a morass as individual as a ...


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