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LARRY OCHS SAX & DRUMMING CORE'S NEW CD

Jul 04, 2018 by Stef Gijssels / FREE MUSIC BLOG

Larry Ochs is one of those musicians who's received several five-star ratings over the years, with various bands and projects (ROVA, The Fictive Five, the East-West Collective, Spiller Alley, Fly Fly Fly) and quite a number of high ratings for other initiatives. One of those other… Read more


New Ochs CDs releasing between Sept 2018 and February 2019

Jun 18, 2018 by Ochs

Watch for these 4 new recordings releasing between 9-2018 and 2 -2019: Ochs with Gerald Cleaver: Songs of the Wild Cave // Ochs with Cleaver and Nels Cline: What Is To Be Done // Jones Jones: A Jones in Time Saves Nine // The Fictive Five: CD#2 Read more


Reasons For Moving @ Festival Jazzdor November 13, 2018

May 13, 2018 by Ochs

Two European festivals: Festival Jazzdor in Strasbourg, France and Music Unlimited in Wels, Austria will present the first shows in Europe by Reasons for Moving. Read more


Ochs interviewed in Jazz Inside Magazine

Oct 15, 2017 by Ken Weiss

I want music to transport people someplace. I want it to be an out of body experience, and I think there’s less of an emphasis on that goal, the out of body part of music, these days. When you listen to a Charles Ives symphony, it isn’t necessary to be able to read the music on paper… Read more


Latest Release

Rova :: Orkestrova: No Favorites! for Lawrence 'Butch' Morris

New World 80782 (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.  

— Allaboutjazz.com
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