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Rova::Orkestrova: Electric Ascension

Electronic Ascension 2003 is a realization of John Coltrane’s original composition by this 12-piece group, built around the Rova sax quartet and augmented by a group of electronic musicians and string players that includes guitarist Nels Cline, electric bassist Fred Frith and Ikue Mori on sampler, among others. The electronic musicians engaged by Rova members Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs and Jon Raskin are smart, responsive improvisers. No dilettante-ish knob twiddlers here.

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