EXPLODING STAR ORCHESTRA

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The Exploding Star Orchestra came into being when the Chicago Cultural Center and the Jazz Institute approached cornetist and composer Rob Mazurek about putting together an avant-garde jazz ensemble for a Chicago concert. Mazurek assembled an orchestra of improvising Chicago musicians (including several members of Tortoise), rehearsed it, and when the dust settled, an interlocking suite called We Are All from Somewhere Else was performed. Telling a celestial story that combines stars, stingrays, electric eels, birds, phoenixes, and rockets (and featuring actual electric eel sounds recorded by Mazurek at a research facility), We Are All from Somewhere Else was recorded by John McEntire at his Soma Studio in Chicago and appeared in album form from Thrill Jockey Records in 2007. Musicians in The Exploding Star Orchestra, at least at the time of the Somewhere Else album, included Mazurek (cornet), Nicole Mitchell (flute), Jim Baker (piano), Corey Wilkes (flügelhorn), Jeff Parker read more...
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EXPLODING STAR ORCHESTRA We Are All From Somewhere Else album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
We Are All From Somewhere Else
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
EXPLODING STAR ORCHESTRA Stars Have Shapes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stars Have Shapes
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010

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EXPLODING STAR ORCHESTRA Rob Mazurek Exploding Star Orchestra Featuring Roscoe Mitchell : Matter Anti-Matter album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rob Mazurek Exploding Star Orchestra Featuring Roscoe Mitchell : Matter Anti-Matter
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013

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