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Revolutionary Ensemble

This group was a popular of several avant-garde jazz fans within the ’70s, attractive to a generation of listeners who was simply weaned on Frank Zappa, some only temporarily lured into his camp from the intoxicating sound of electric violin soloists such as for example Jean-Luc Ponty and Sugarcane Harris. …

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Michael Blake

Jazz saxophonist Michael Blake was an associate from the the Lounge Lizards from 1990 on, and kept dynamic in a number of additional N.Con.C.-centered innovative jazz projects. After he was created in Montreal in 1964, his family members relocated to California for a short while, then settled back Canada, in …

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Rova

The experimental jazz zeitgeist from the 1960s and 1970s permitted a variety of unconventional instrumental groupings. The essential horn-piano-bass-drums lineup of the present day jazz era dropped its mandate, as even more musicians sought out fresh and uncommon sonorities. Ornette Coleman’s rings did away using the piano; Cecil Taylor’s trio …

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World Experience Orchestra

THE PLANET Experience Orchestra was an underground jazz collective led by bassist, composer, and arranger John Jamyll Jones and was active on the fertile Boston scene between your early 1970s and the first ’80s. A workshop group, their audio wed avant-garde, modal, and religious soul-jazz to post-bop. The lineup included …

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The Pharaohs

The Pharaohs were among the forgotten treasures of ’70s R&B, a freewheeling jazz-funk congregation heavily influenced by Chicago’s jazz avant-garde in addition to on-the-one funk and African motifs. However, they recorded only 1 album before Globe, Wind & Fireplace frontman Maurice Light (who played within an early edition from the …

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Nicole Mitchell

Chicago Afrocentric singer/flutist/piccolo player Nicole Mitchell continues to be area of the area’s jazz/experimental music scene because the early ’90s. Initial lending her skills to additional artist’s tasks (David Boykin, Ed Wilkerson), Mitchell released her single debut in 2001, entitled Vision Quest, acknowledged to Nicole Mitchell and Dark Earth Ensemble. …

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Defunkt

Led by trombonist Joseph Bowie — the son of the St. Louis-based music instructor, the sibling of big music group arranger Byron Bowie, and past due trumpet player from the Artwork Outfit of Chicago’s Lester Bowie — Defunkt produced a few of the most exciting sounds from the last one …

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Vinny Golia

Since 1971, when multi-instrumentalist Vinny Golia quit painting to pursue music regular, he spent some time working internationally like a composer, bandleader, and performer in jazz along with other creative musics. Golia pulls affects from jazz, globe music, and modern classical music, and it has performed in European countries, Japan, …

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Jeff Chan

Saxophonist/maker/composer Jeff Chan offers played a prominent part in what continues to be referred to as the Asian-American Creative Music Motion or Asian-American Creative Music Network within the ’90s and 2000s; essentially, it really is a coalition of Asian-American music artists who play jazz, the majority of it avant-garde jazz …

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Either/Orchestra

On-and-off for more than 15 years, Boston’s ten-piece Either/Orchestra offers performed engagingly idiosyncratic large-ensemble jazz even though serving like a formative workshop for music artists who’ve received significant well-known and critical acknowledgement within their post-E/O professions. Because the band’s inception in 1985, the guiding pressure behind Either/Orchestra is definitely composer …

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