Monthly Archives: February 2005

MIO Releases Pocket Orchestra


As reported a while back, Pocket Orchestra will be released by MIO. The Pocket Orchestra were an incredible and, until now, undiscovered “avant progressive” group that came to being in the American southwest in the late ’70s. The sextet started … Continue reading

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The Wire's Invisible Jukebox and Ken Vandermark


Vandermark provides some interesting insight (and good listening skills) when The Wire plays him a number of pieces sight unseen.

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Ornette Coleman Overview


A brief summary of Coleman’s career is available.

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Kronos in Australia Reviewed


A Kronos Quartet performance is reviewed.

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San Diego Symphony to Play Ives' Second


Ives’ Symphony No. 2 will be featured by the San Diego Symphony.

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Xenakis in Oregon


Over 100 percussionists will be playing a Xenakis piece, among other things: Professor Charles Dowd will conduct the Oregon Percussion Ensemble in “NUAGE! Xenakis, Oliveros & Kupferman,” a program of 20th and 21st century avant-garde music. The program, featuring more … Continue reading

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Upcoming on Cryptogramophone


Cryptogramophone’s release plans for the Spring are: Early Spring 2005 will see new CDs by pianist Alan Pasqua with Peter Erskine on drums and Darek Oles on bass, and “Cloud Plate” a recording featuring Alex Cline, Kaoru, Miya Masaoka, and … Continue reading

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