Exploding Star Orchestra
Stars Have Shapes

Delmark DE 595 / LP DS 595

Jazz cornetist Rob Mazurek has created a sound world that is uniquely his own, sculpting a TOTAL sound environment, by fully utilizing the beautiful instrumentation of the Exploding Star Orchestra and sounds from a variety of sources, including: rain from the Brazilian Amazon, insects at the turn of an eclipse, the hammering  overdrive of bicycles in Copenhagen, stacked muted cornets run through various filters, drones built from electric eels and piano feedback, hi-frequency sinuous lines from tone generators, pitched bass guitars, and other prepared instruments. With Nicole Mitchell, Jason Adasiewicz, Greg Ward, Josh Abrams, Mike Reed...Ascension Ghost Impression #2, ChromoRocker, Three Blocks of Light (extended on CD version) and Impression #1 (CD only). Also available: Rob Mazurek Quintet, Sound Is (586); Chicago Underground Trio, Chronicle (DVD 1573, CD 573)


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