Jazz Composer's Orchestra

Jazz Composer's Orchestra

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jazz Composer's Orchestra was an American jazz group founded in 1965, to further avant-garde jazz in new York. Carla Bley and Michael Mantler were important in its organization and style. Its origins lay in the Jazz Composers Guild, an organization founded by Bill Dixon which grew out of the series of 1964 concerts in New York, known as the "October Revolution in Jazz" and subsequent regular performance settings. A big band, formed by Bley and Mantler, became known as the Jazz Composers Guild Orchestra, which made its first record in April 1965. After the demise of the Guild, the big band continued as the Jazz Composer's Orchestra. A non-profit organisation was established in 1966, the Jazz Composers Orchestra Association Inc. (JCOA). The Orchestra's first release was Communication in 1965. Their 1968 double-album The Jazz Composer's Orchestra (also known as Communications) featured soloists Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, Roswell Rudd, Pharoah Sanders, Larry Coryell, and Gato Barbieri.
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135808052
  • 9786135808056