Works by Marty Ehrlich, Robin Holcomb, Wayne Horvitz, and Doug Wieselman
Marty Ehrlich, tenor, soprano, alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet; Robin Holcomb, piano; Wayne Horvitz, piano, organ, keys; Doug Wieselman, tenor sax, clarinet; Cleave E. Guyton, Jr., alto sax, flute; Robert DeBellis, alto sax, flute; Jimmy Cozier, baritone sax; Ray Anderson, Art Baron, trombone; Dave Hofstra, tuba; Vincent Chancey, Tom Varner, french horn; Steven Bernstein, Lesli Dalaba, Herb Robertson, trumpet; Stu Cutler, Lindsey Horner, bass; Bobby Previte, drums, marimba.
The New York Composers Orchestra is a big band formed in 1986 by its artistic directors Wayne Horvitz and Robin Holcomb with the idea of giving new life to a classic format and to further the tradition of new music bridging the worlds of notated and improvised music.
Reviews"...the music evokes Aaron Copland and Igor Stravinsky as much as Count Basie and Charles Mingus; the playing is not just precise but committed to making the music jump." - The New York Times