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The Jazz Composer's Orchestra - The Jazz Composer's Orchestra (1968) {ECM JCOA 1001-02}

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The Jazz Composer's Orchestra - The Jazz Composer's Orchestra (1968) {ECM JCOA 1001-02}

The Jazz Composer's Orchestra - The Jazz Composer's Orchestra (1968) {ECM JCOA 1001-02}
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© 1968, 1994 ECM-Watt 1801 [JCOA 1001/2] | 841 124-2
Jazz / Experimental Big Band / Avant-Garde Jazz

German-born composer/trumpeter Michael Mantler and his then-wife Carla Bley were instrumental in developing within jazz the idea of self-sufficiency and independence from established record companies. Their creation of the Jazz Composer's Orchestra, with recordings released on their own label, was the culmination of this endeavor, and the first recording was one of the masterpieces of creative music in the '60s. Mantler had come from the European avant-classical tradition and sought to provide an orchestral framework supporting some of the most advanced musicians in avant-garde jazz – and he succeeded magnificently.
The Jazz Composer's Orchestra - The Jazz Composer's Orchestra (1968) {ECM JCOA 1001-02}

His style tends toward the brooding and darkly romantic with harsh, cynical edges, a perfect foil for the robust, shackle-breaking improvisations found herein. The cloudy, roiling swirls that open "Communications #8," echoed by Bley's stabbing piano chords, lay the groundwork for inspired soloing by Don Cherry and the pre-Last Tango and still extremely fiery Gato Barbieri. Subsequent pieces include an amazing feedback showcase for Larry Coryell and a gorgeous, somber work featuring bassist Steve Swallow and trombonist Roswell Rudd. All of this is a preview for, well, "Preview," an utterly incendiary flight by Pharoah Sanders over a pounding rhythm by the orchestra, a piece that will leave the listener bruised, battered, and exhilarated. Except that the best is yet to come: a 34-minute, two-part composition, a concerto for Cecil Taylor and orchestra, that finds the pianist at the height of his powers, just beginning to enter the third phase of his development where he fused ultra-high energy playing with rigorous logic and heartbreaking beauty.

The Jazz Composer's Orchestra - The Jazz Composer's Orchestra (1968) {ECM JCOA 1001-02}


The breadth of this piece, its expansiveness, and its tension between order and chaos is one of the single high watermarks of avant-garde jazz. Communications is a masterwork in and of itself and laid the basis for stunning work by others in decades hence, notably Barry Guy and his London Jazz Composer's Orchestra. It's an essential document for anyone interested in avant jazz and late-20th century creative music.
The Jazz Composer's Orchestra - The Jazz Composer's Orchestra (1968) {ECM JCOA 1001-02}


Personnel:
Cecil Tayor piano
Don Cherry cornet
Roswell Rudd trombone
Pharoah Sanders tenor saxophone
Larry Coryell guitar
Gato Barbieri tenor saxophone
Carla Bley piano
Steve Lacy soprano saxophone
Michael Mantler soprano saxophone
Lew Tabackin tenor saxophone
Randy Brecker fluegelhorn
Jimmy Knepper trombone
Howard Johnson tuba
Charlie Haden bass
Steve Swallow bass
Andrew Cyrille drums
Beaver Harris drums
and others…

The Jazz Composer's Orchestra - The Jazz Composer's Orchestra (1968) {ECM JCOA 1001-02}


tracklist:
01 - Communications 8
02 - Communications 9
03 - Communications 10
04 - Preview
05 - Communications 11 Part 1
06 - Communications 11 Part 2

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The Jazz Composer's Orchestra / Communications

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The Jazz Composer's Orchestra - The Jazz Composer's Orchestra (1968) {ECM JCOA 1001-02}

The Jazz Composer's Orchestra - The Jazz Composer's Orchestra (1968) {ECM JCOA 1001-02}


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