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Michael Mantler: The Jazz Composer’s Orchestra Update

Michael Mantler organized the original The Jazz Composer’s Orchestra album in 1968, as a manifestation of his and then-wife Carla Bley’s activities in the new jazz scene in New York. The music, all penned by Mantler, featured dense, long-toned backdrops (inspired by European avant-garde classical works) layered with improvisations by Don Cherry, Larry Coryell, Roswell … Read More “Michael Mantler: The Jazz Composer’s Orchestra Update”

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