The Moscow Improvisations


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Special live CD taken from a 2009 concert in Moscow, Russia. Gatefold Card case with awesome cover photo by artist Doug Hall of a large mural of Moscow circa 1980.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Moscow Improvisations via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Actual cover art by Doug Hall available for download along with 4 photos taken in Moscow during the concert.

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Recorded live in Moscow during the 2009 Moscow Biennale of the Arts; that festival featured a Vladimir Tarasov retrospective focusing exclusively on Tarasov’s installation art. In conjunction with the exhibit, Moscow Biennale invited Jones Jones members Ochs and Dresser to fly to Moscow for one special concert to occur concurrently with the Biennale. This CD, finally being released in 2016, was recorded direct-to-stereo in the special hall given over for this concert.

Three long time masters of the improvised music world team up here, as always, for inspiring forays into their particular solar system of the sound logics universe. The trio first performed as a unit in 2006; collective, leaderless, sound-explorations among three musicians whose ability to listen and respond shone forth during that concert. Their modus operandi has never changed; they get together annually for a few concerts stretching from California to New York to Europe and Russia.

Performing entirely improvised music, Jones Jones’ musical performances draw on all the individual musicians’ past experiences, and those somehow add up, not necessarily to “more than the sum of the parts,” but definitely to something unique and very special that could only have happened within this particular trio configuration. The band performed in June/July 2008 in Amsterdam and St Petersburg, and then at festivals in Lithuania and Latvia. Jones Jones also was featured at The 2008 Festival Of New American Music in Sacramento, California. A first live-CD release - called “We All Feel the Same Way" - taken from concerts in St. Petersburg and Amsterdam was released by the Moscow label “SoLyd Records” in September 2009.


released April 19, 2016

LARRY OCHS: tenor & sopranino saxophones

1. Ionization Jones (11:51)
2. Perpetuo Mojo Jones (4:24)
3. Jones Tolstoyevich Jones (20:17)
4. Jonesnost (5:07)
5. Dialectical Jones (9:55)

Recorded September 24, 2009, live in Manege Hall at Theater “School of Dramatic Art,” Moscow, Russia. Recording and Mixdown by Andrey Zachesov. Mastering by Myles Boisen at Headless Buddha Lab in Oakland, California. Produced by Larry Ochs and Andrey Zachesov. Musicians’ special thanks to Alexey Malobrodsky and Tanya Lukyanova. Photos by Nataly Cheban. Cover art and Design by Doug Hall.

All music © Dresser, Ochs, Tarasov/Trobar/ASCAP/LATGA administered by BMG-Chrysalis.



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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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