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The Fictive Five – Early reviews of the October 30 release on Tzadik

Oct 15, 2015

The Fictive Five recorded four Ochs’ compositions at Eastside Sound in New York this past December 2014. Details on this recording, including extensive notes not available on the actual CD, can be perused here under the Discography. The CD artwork is by Lyn Hejinian! Available at… Read more

Rempis – Johnston – Ochs Trio on tour West Coast USA in April 2016

Oct 12, 2015

Now booking this all-horns trio for April in Western USA. Band details under the Groups tab and Discography tab. Tour dates so far as follows: April 9: Los Angeles @ Zebulon April 10: San Diego @ Bread + Salt as part of New Sounds Series April 11: California Arts Institute April… Read more Read more

Rova Channeling Coltrane - Special Deluxe DVD/Bluray/CD package releases January 15, 2016

Oct 08, 2015

Rova Channeling Coltrane - a special DVD/Bluray/CD package produced by Rogue Arts releases January 15, 2016 in the USA and worldwide. It includes the 5-camera shoot of Electric Ascension, that filming made at 2012 Guelph Jazz Festival in Canada. This shoot was beautifully edited and… Read more

Review of the "Throne" on Freejazzblog

Sep 10, 2015

This album may be part of my top-10 of sax-drums duos, together with Vandermark and Nilssen-Love, McPhee and Zerang, Eskelin and Hemingway, Hubback and Peijnenburg, Carrier and Lambert, Gratkowski and Drake, Gjerstad and Bennink, Fisch and Wolfarth, Trovesi and Centazzo (taking into… Read more

Latest Release

Rova Channeling Coltrane: Electric Ascension & Cleaning the Mirror (DVD / CD / Bluray)

ROG 0065 (2016)  Read more..

Commendation Quotes

 Rova, with its inspired Orkestrova, engages Coltrane's uncompromising compositional attitude and boundaries, pushing with its own sense of informed and masterful improvisation. This marrying of great minds and souls is what makes Electric Ascension such a great triumph. This time Coltrane's music not only heats the nearby atmosphere but also chills out your mind.  

In the end we hear great things, the art of three excellent improvisors forming a synergy that ranks with some of the best such outings in recent years. It is fascinating and ever-moving. This is real-deal freedom! Read more..
— Greg Applegate Edwards, blog

 Ochs’s long welcoming speech on (the Sax & Drumming Core piece) ‘Across from Over’ is one of the best available representations on record of his remarkable post-post-Coltrane style, an ironclad line that ripples with harmonic potential.  

— The Penguin Jazz Guide
As a finale in this altogether bracing set, the finest set I happened to catch in the New Music Series' history, what Mr. Ochs called "a piece for Muddy Waters" was built on scattered gestures and overtones, gusting sounds, and tones bleeding through the horn, while Mr. Robinson's drums dealt eloquent cathartic bliss. Read more..
— Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara News Press