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A perfect balance of complex charted material with masterful improvisation possible only due to the caliber of the musicians in the band. - Alex Oliver

A tradition of creative music orchestras developed and miraculously survived. Sun Ra ... Gil Evans ... Michael Mantler and Carla Bley ... in Chicago AACM founder Muhal Richard Abrams ... Anthony Braxton, Sam Rivers, Horace Tapscott's Pan Afrikan People's Arkestra, and South African expatriate Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath ... It is within this maverick tradition that we happily find guitarist/composer Jonathan Freilich's Naked Orchestra. - Rob Cambre

At the beginning of Naked Orchestra’s set at the Lagniappe stage, guitarist/leader Jonathan Freilich said, "We’re gonna give you everything today, far out, far in, ups, downs, inside-out, upside-down, in-between and maybe some things we don’t even know about yet." It was a promise that only this all-star avant-garde big band could keep. - Jonathan Tabak

For photos of the Orchestra please visit the Schedule page.


To hear selections from the debut CD, please visit the Brief Repairs page.


Jonathan Freilich
911 Poland Ave . New Orleans, LA 70117
Telephone: (504) 945-4597
e-mail: moroller@mac.com