Friday, September 10, 2010

Scrape: an original music string orchestra

Jazz geniuses Jim Knapp and Eyvind Kang unveil the first phase of a new musical project called Scrape, a conductor-less, democratic ensemble of 15 string players and 2 harpists with Eyvind as soloist/ improviser. The all-original music composed by Jim and Eyvind is gorgeous and fascinating stuff. The ensemble's ranks are filled with conservatory-trained, improvising-friendly string players, with violist Heather Bentley leading as concertmaster.

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