Instant Joy with The Instant Composers Pool Orchestra

Jazz pianist Misha Mengelberg performing with ...
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From The Echoes Blog:

When you’re talking about avant-garde jazz and free improvisation, joy is often left out of the mix.  You get aggression, exuberance, chaos and hushed, meditative space, but rarely is there simple joy.  That is, unless you attended one of the three nights that the Instant Composers Pool Orchestra played in Philadelphia.  I saw the last show on Sunday, April 3 and wished I’d caught the previous two.  A 10 piece ensemble, the ICPO is put together around pianist Misha Mengelberg and his time-twisted compositions, with a couple of Thelonious Monk tunes tossed in.

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