release date: 06.11.2020
“This is music for mind and soul.” —Montreal Gazette
“… the JCAO seamlessly moved from composition to improvisation, chordal improvisation to free extemporization, wide-open structure to well-ordered chaos. The music was daring but incredibly disciplined. Even in their wildest abandon, every musician demonstrated self-control in the service of expression and musical goals larger than themselves.” – Aesthetic, Not Anesthetic
Since 1985, the Boston-based Jazz Composers Alliance has presented creative, cutting-edge work by member composers both in concert and on recordings. On Friday, November 6 the group releases its genre-bending eleventh album – The JCA Orchestra Live at the BPC – showcasing four master jazz composers working at the top of their game: David Harris, Darrell Katz, Bob Pilkington and Mimi Rabson.