Virtuoso bassist and composer Barry Guy formed his London Jazz Composers Orchestra in the 1970s, with the ambitious objective of framing the then-new improvising languages of pioneers such as Evan Parker and Derek Bailey within large-scale ensemble ideas reflecting both cutting-edge contemporary-classical writing and jazz composers such as Carla Bley, Michael Mantler and Mike Gibbs.
Originally formed to perform Guy’s composition Ode in 1974, it became one of the great large-scale European improvising ensembles.

Edited by Spurck on 10 Aug 2013, 15:33

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