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The Fictive Five – A first review of the October 30 release on Tzadik

Oct 12, 2015

The Fictive Five recorded four Ochs’ compositions at Eastside Sound in New York this past December 2014. The Big Ears at Tzadik loved the mix. As a result, the CD’s release date is October 30, 2015! Details on this recording, including extensive notes not available on the actual… Read more

Rova November European tour

Sep 30, 2015

Rova European tour begins November 8 in Antwerp, Belgium, careens through Germany and Austria, and ends dramatically on November 18 and 20 in Bologna and Firenze (aka Florence; why call it "Florence" instead of "Firenze?"). Looking forward to five straight concerts at some of our… Read more

Review of the "Throne" on Freejazzblog

Sep 20, 2015

This album may be part of my top-10 of sax-drums duos, together with Vandermark and Nilssen-Love, McPhee and Zerang, Eskelin and Hemingway, Hubback and Peijnenburg, Carrier and Lambert, Gratkowski and Drake, Gjerstad and Bennink, Fisch and Wolfarth, Trovesi and Centazzo (taking into… Read more

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

Aug 28, 2015

Now booking this all-horns trio for April in Western USA. Band details under the Groups tab and Discography tab. Read more 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.  

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