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Ochs - Robinson Duo: A CIVIL RIGHT releases on ESP-Disk

Jul 16, 2021 by Ochs

Five sax - drum duos for your listening pleasure -- honed over many years from multiple free + structured improvisations, as well as time taken for composing, rehearsing and conversations. The new CD has been released on ESP-Disk' - the legendary free jazz label where Albert Ayler… Read more

New Ochs CDs releasing between November 2018 and March 2019

Feb 08, 2019 by Ochs

Watch for these 4 new recordings releasing between 11-2018 and 3-2019: Ochs with Gerald Cleaver: Songs of the Wild Cave // Ochs with Cleaver and Nels Cline: What Is To Be Done // Jones Jones: A Jones in Time Saves Nine // The Fictive Five: CD#2: Anything Is Possible Read more

Mining Songs From The Wild Cave

Oct 20, 2018

In spring 2014, I received an email from Alban Jacques in Toulouse, France. He had recently explored a “privately owned cave” near Toulouse at the invitation of the owner, a cave that held some 150 prehistoric man-made cave paintings. Would I be interested to record... Read more

Ochs interviewed in Jazz Inside Magazine

Oct 15, 2017 by Ken Weiss

I want music to transport people someplace. I want it to be an out of body experience, and I think there’s less of an emphasis on that goal, the out of body part of music, these days. When you listen to a Charles Ives symphony, it isn’t necessary to be able to read the music on paper… Read more

Latest Release

Larry Ochs – Don Robinson Duo : A Civil Right

ESP-Disk' (2021)  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