The Fictive Five

by Larry Ochs

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    Founding member of the Rova Sax Quartet, Larry Ochs has worked with many of the greatest musicians in Creative Music—Steve Lacy, Fred Frith, Wadada Leo Smith, Terry Riley, Marilyn Crispell, John Zorn, Nels Cline, Anthony Braxton and countless others. His newest ensemble is an update on the classic New York Contemporary Five and features Larry’s Shepp-tinged tenor sax along with some of the best young players out of New York’s Downtown scene. Ochs is particularly excited by both the ensemble sound and the music here, a set of pieces he considers to be among his strongest and most successful blendings of composition and improvisation. Fabulous and soulful, The Fictive Five is a tremendous achievement by this West Coast master of surprise!

    NATE WOOLEY, Trumpet / KEN FILIANO, Bass + Effects / PASCAL NIGGENKEMPER, Bass + Prepared Bass / HARRIS EISENSTADT, Drums / LARRY OCHS, Tenor and Sopranino Saxophones

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Founding member of the Rova Sax Quartet, Larry Ochs has worked with many of the greatest musicians in Creative Music—Steve Lacy, Fred Frith, Wadada Leo Smith, Terry Riley, Marilyn Crispell, John Zorn, Nels Cline, Anthony Braxton and countless others. His newest ensemble is an update on the classic New York Contemporary Five and features Larry’s Shepp-tinged tenor sax along with some of the best young players out of New York’s Downtown scene. Ochs is particularly excited by both the ensemble sound and the music here, a set of pieces he considers to be among his strongest and most successful blendings of composition and improvisation. Fabulous and soulful, The Fictive Five is a tremendous achievement by this West Coast master of surprise!

For better notes on the CD'c content and intentions:
ochs.cc/discography/the-fictive-five.html

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released November 1, 2015

1 SIMILITUDE (for Wim Wenders) 24:48
2 A MARKED REFRACTION 4:23
3 BY ANY OTHER NAME (for William Kentridge) 22:36
4 TRANSLUCENT (for Kelly Reichardt) 16:13

The Fictive Five:
Larry Ochs tenor and sopranino saxophones
Nate Wooley trumpet
Ken Filiano bass, effects
Pascal Niggenkemper bass, prepared bass
Harris Eisenstadt drums

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all compositions by LARRY OCHS, Trobar, ASCAP admin. by BMG-Chrysalis producer LARRY OCHS executive producer John Zorn
associate producer KAZUNORI SUGIYAMA -- recorded December 5, 2014 by Marc Urselli at EastSide Sound, NYC / pre-mastered 2015 by Myles Boisen at Headless Buddha Lab, Oakland, CA - mastered by Scott Hull sss cover, back cover and disc art by Lyn Hejinian. Ochs photo by Matthew Campbell / obi photo by Ken Filianosss design by Heung-Heung Chin

Special thanks: Lyn Hejinian, Lisle Ellis, Lisa Mezzacappa, Jason Hoopes Sam Ospovat, Jacki Ochs, Jan Kroeze, Sandra Sprecher, Rova members Jon Raskin, Steve Adams and Bruce Ackley, Center for New Music San Francisco, and to the band for their open-minds and fearless enthusiasm

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Larry Ochs

Larry Ochs works on and breathes music. He composes. He plays saxophone. He looks for adventurous ideas to take on and for musicians, and friends in other art mediums, to take them on with him.

Ochs is primarily found in the worlds of “avant-garde” or “improvised music,” composing music for bands such as Rova Sax Quartet, Fictive Five, Kihnoua, Larry Ochs Sax & Drumming Core, Ochs-Robinson Duo.
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