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



Front cover of the album ILLEGAL CROWNS
Single CD - ROG-0066
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“Experimental and accessible music, a name revolutionary and royal. Four individuals, one ensemble!”

Mary Halvorson: guitar
Tomas Fujiwara: drums
Benoît Delbecq: piano, prepared piano
Taylor Ho Bynum: cornet, flugelhorn

Colle & Acrylique (6:21)
Thoby’s Sister (6:29)
Illegal Crown (9:03)
Holograms (4:09)
Solar Mail (7:18 ) Play Wry Tulips (14:44)

Recorded on May 18th 2014 by Julien Bassères, at Studio de Meudon, Meudon, France
Mixing: Benoît Delbecq at PlushSpace, Paris
Mastering: Djengo Hartlap, Artlab
Liner notes: Taylor Ho Bynum
Photographs: Nicolas Dorbon
Cover design: Max Schoendorff
Cover realisation: David Bourguignon
Executive producer: Michel Dorbon

We treasure the long-time collaborators who share the same commitment to the creative journey, and we thrill at meeting new partners who converse with the same hybridized and willfully corrupted musical vocabulary. A cooperative project like Illegal Crowns celebrates all of the above.
Illegal Crowns: a group both old and new, music accessible and experimental, a name revolutionary and royal. Four individuals and one ensemble, in the kind of harmony that needs no resolution.
Taylor Ho Bynum, excerpt from the liner notes