Hiro Honshuku and the Trio La Luna

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This CD marks the debut of Hiro Honshuku’s Trio La Luna. The three Boston based musicians—Honshuku on flute and EWI, Casper Gyldensøe on guitar, and Alex Raymond Busby Smith on bass, sound as if they’ve been playing together for a considerably longer time than the nine months of their association. This CD was recorded live in the studio; the intuitive interplay among these three superb musicians is remarkable. An overarching ensemble feeling is evident throughout the music, even though the group had never before performed some of the tunes.

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The 80th Birthday Concert

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George Russell is one of the great men of postwar modernism, a direct link to the time when everything – architecture, film, music, society – was being reinvented. Russell is the arch theorist of jazz who also wrote hits. He led adventurous bands while teaching and encouraging younger musicians. Over the past two decades his Living Time Orchestra has been one of the weird and wonderful treats of the festival circuit.

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