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The Vienna Art Orchestra is a European big band based in Vienna, Austria. It is regarded as one of the leading European jazz ensembles and is an official cultural ambassador of the Republic of Austria. Founded in 1977 by director and composer Mathias Rüegg, the band started out by performing Rüegg's distinctive postmodern compositions on stages throughout Europe. Among the founding musicians were saxophonists Wolfgang Puschnig and Harry Sokal, singer Lauren Newton, and tuba player Jon Sass. In 1980 the… read more

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  • Avatar for Tarlesin
    Art and Fun !
  • Avatar for LondonLouis
    Just stumbled on this band through hobo ho, which is very decent. Will certainly be coming back to them.
  • Avatar for Feel-Xwaltz
    i love them
  • Avatar for hazymat
    Oh I absolutely adore this group. Although my Last.fm profile may not show it, I've been listening to them non stop for the last couple of years! Saw them first at London Jazz Festival. Blew me away.
  • Avatar for S_o_o_t_y
    http://www.last.fm/music/The+Gilmour+Ensemble
  • Avatar for peternh
    Anyone have any idea how I could get hold of a copy of The Minimalism of Erik Satie? I have a vinyl copy bought in 1983 (I think) and it's time for the CD. But everywhere is showing it unavailable. Help!
  • Avatar for funkhunter
    Mathias Rüegg is a genius!!! And those musicians... amazing!
  • Avatar for maewe
    This guys are awesome, why are they so unknown ??

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