Accidental Orchestra imaginative fresh free jazz Accidental Orchestra – HELIX: Michael Moss is a multi-instrumentalist with free-jazz creds that can’t be claimed by many players… he has over 50 years of playing with names like Sam Rivers, Dave Liebman & scores of others who knew him (self-described) as “the farthest-out cat”… strangely enough, you’ll hear snatches of “regular jazz” on tunes like the 2:44 “The Bridge“… it’s still free-form enough, though to qualify as “out enough”.
If it’s etherspace you’re craving for in your listening adventures, you’ll find “Mind Of God” the perfect blend of cool and cacophonous, but be sure and listen to this piece with your headphones on. The orchestra Michael assembled for this stunning trip is amazing in and of itself… Jason Kao Hwang, Rosi Hertlein, Fung Chern Hwei (violins), Stephanie Griffin (viola), Lenny Mims, Carol Buck (cellos), Steve Swell (trombone), Vincent Chancey (French horn), Waldron Mahdi Ricks (trumpet), Richard Keene (oboe), Elliott Levin (flute, tenor saxophone), Ras Moshe Burnett (soprano and tenor saxophones), Michael Lytle (bass clarinet), Michael Moss (Bb clarinet), Steve Cohn (piano), Billy Stein (guitar), Rick Iannacone (ambient guitar), Larry Roland (string bass), Warren Smith (percussion, vibraphones), Badal Roy (tabla), Chuck Fertal (drums), Michael Wimberly (djembe, African bells and percussion)… over fifteen minutes of far-out fun for all.
The 20:37 “C# or Bb” is not only my choice from this album, it’s also my personal favorite improvised set (yet) in 2018! All the players in the orchestra challenge the boundaries on this one, & I’ve no doubt that those of you who thrive on music that stimulates creativity (in many different directions at once) will be playing this one over & over & OVER again!
This fantastic album gets a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from me, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.99. Get more information, and purchase direct from the artists on Michael’s page for the album. Rotcod Zzaj
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