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How dare we spend so much valuable energy answering such questions as "What is Jazz?".

WILLIAM PARKER , SOUND JOURNALSOUND JOURNAL

JUST LISTEN!

Front cover of the album WILD RED YELLOW
Single CD
15,00 €

LARRY OCHS SAX & DRUMMING CORE

WILD RED YELLOW

Scott Amendola
Matthias Bossi
Satoko Fujii
Larry Ochs
Natsuki Tamura
William Winant

“This is a group of equals and a group in which the implied hierarchy of horn/harmony/rhythm has been suspended”


Larry Ochs: tenor and sopranino saxophones
Natsuki Tamura: trumpet
Satoko Fujii: piano, synthesizer
Scott Amendola: drums, percussion, electronics
Matthias Bossi: thunder drum, Chinese gongs, shaky flotsam, percussion
William Winant: timpani, roto-toms, percussion


Omenicity (for Julie Taymor) (23:13)
A Sorcerer’s Fate (9:11 ) Play Wild Red Yellow (for David Cronenberg) (22:39)

All compositions by Larry Ochs, Trobar/ASCAP administered by BMG-Chrysalis.

Recorded on June 2011 by Adam Munoz (assistant: Alberto Hernandez) at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California, USA.
Mixing and creative consulting: Philip Perkins
Mastering: Myles Boisen at Headless Buddha Lab, Oakland, CA
Liner notes: Brian Morton
Photographs: Peter Gannushkin
Cover design: Max Schoendorff
Cover realization: David Bourguignon
Producer: Larry Ochs
Executive producer: Michel Dorbon

Despite a well-documented incident where Larry Ochs was legally challenged for inflicting psychological damage on a festival goer who’d been expecting “jazz” (it’s a great modern parable), he doesn’t have quite that confrontational a vision. Likewise Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura, who have embraced populism as well as the avant-garde. This isn’t music that furrows the brow, but it is not without challenge and its greatest challenge is that it delivers rich complexities as natural forms and allows us to inhabit them for extended periods. This music doesn’t take time; it creates time and suspends our usual functional attitude to it. Brian Morton, excerpt from the liner notes

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