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Vinny Golia: Feeding Frenzy

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Reedist Golia first put together the group on Feeding Frenzy, temporarily, in 1997, and only reconvened the band after being pestered by violinist Harry Scorzo. Everything here sounds so right that it would be a shame if Golia let this project lapse again.

On Feeding Frenzy, Golia decided to forgo all saxes and sticks with clarinets and flutes. He also through-composes much of the music, which has moments of dissonance and harsh contrast but never completely abandons structure. He tosses in plenty of dramatic and accessible melodies for the violins, and often uses something as simple as an ostinato from bassist Ken Filiano to tie things all together.

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