Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Exploding Star Orchestra
I just found out about the Exploding Star Orchestra, Rob Mazurek's new, for lack of a better term, avant jazz supergroup. Not to be confused with the Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra, the Exploding Star Orchestra is a a collection of Chicago-affiliated improvisers. The band includes musicians from just about every band in Chicago that I've been listening to over the past ten years. I've found that bands like this are never greater than the sum of their parts, because the sum of their parts is so incredibly large, but I am pretty impressed what little I've heard of the Exploding Star Orchestra so far.