This week we had a visit from local sax legend Jim Hobbs.

His band, The Fully Celebrated Orchestra with Taylor Ho Bynum (Anthony Braxton) on coronet, Timo Shanko (G. Love and Special Sauce) on bass and Django Cabango (The Annie Darcy Band) on drums, has been pushing the Boston scene to new hights since 1987. Here is what some reviewers had to say about the FCO:

The Fully Celebrated Orchestra is an uncommon creature, even in the bizarro world of free jazz. While its music remains firmly rooted in the jazz aesthetic, the orchestra frequently invites other elements to its dance. Invite might be too soft, actually; these players demand action, movement, and depth from rock, soul, funk, and several non-Western influences. Placed into their compositions, the potent mix makes for jazz that is more urgent and youthful than swing, more eclectic than bop. It is, certainly, the future of jazz. (Yeah, I said it!)
-- Lapis Exilis: All About Jazz

Clients : Jim Hobbs