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Rova Channeling Coltrane on January 17 at Le Poisson Rouge

Nov 28, 2015

Rova Sax Quartet performs in NY from January 17-24, 2016. Rova will be Channeling Coltrane at Le Poisson Rouge on January 17, and then presenting a 12-set retrospective at The Stone from January 19-24. Taken all together: a fantastic spotlight on this Bay Area band’s work over the… Read more


The Fictive Five – Early reviews of the October 30 release on Tzadik

Oct 15, 2015

The Fictive Five recorded four Ochs’ compositions at Eastside Sound in New York this past December 2014. Details on this recording, including extensive notes not available on the actual CD, can be perused here under the Discography. The CD artwork is by Lyn Hejinian! Available at… Read more


Rempis – Johnston – Ochs Trio on tour West Coast USA in April 2016

Oct 12, 2015

Now booking this all-horns trio for April in Western USA. Band details under the Groups tab and Discography tab. Tour dates so far as follows: April 9: Los Angeles @ Zebulon April 10: San Diego @ Bread + Salt as part of New Sounds Series April 12: Berkeley @ Tom's Place April… Read more Read more


Rova Channeling Coltrane - Special Deluxe DVD/Bluray/CD package releases January 15, 2016

Oct 08, 2015

Rova Channeling Coltrane - a special DVD/Bluray/CD package produced by Rogue Arts releases January 15, 2016 in the USA and worldwide. It includes the 5-camera shoot of Electric Ascension, that filming made at 2012 Guelph Jazz Festival in Canada. This shoot was beautifully edited and… Read more


Latest Release

Larry Ochs: The Fictive Five

Tzadik (October 30, 2015)  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