Biography
Saxophonist Larry Ochs was born in N.Y.C. in 1949. Although he studied the trumpet a bit, he is most accomplished on the tenor and sopranino saxophones. Ochs has experience in musical production, as well, having founded Metalanguage Records in 1978, and owned and operated northern California's Twelve Stars Studio. A co-founder of the world-renowned saxophone quartet Rova, Ochs has received Meet the Composer grants from across the U.S. and commissions from various programs throughout the '80s and '90s (including the year-long festival Antwerpen '93). He composed music for Leslie Scalapino's play Goya's L.A. (1994) and for the film Letters Not About Love, winner of the 1998 South by Southwest Film Festival's best documentary film. Ochs was a founding member of the Glenn Spearman Double Trio (Black Saint) and is a member of the new music trio Room. Still active in Rova, he also played in What We Live, a trio that released three albums by the end of the '90s. Ochs formed his Sax Drumming Core as the millennium turned, releasing Neon Truth on his own imprint in 2002 and Up from Under on Atavistic in 2007. The following year, he was back with Rova for The Celestial Septet, a collaboration with the Nels Cline Singers. He then moved to Rogue Art for 2008's Spiller Alley and 2009's Stone Shift. Also in 2009, he formed the trio Jones Jones with bassist Mark Dresser and percussionist Vladimir Tarasov for We All Feel the Same Way. Unauthorized Caprices followed in 2010. Two years later, he was back with Rova for A Short History, after which he paired with Don Robinson on 2014's The Throne. The Fictive Five appeared on Tzadik in 2015. A year later, Ochs reunited with his Jones Jones bandmates for The Moscow Improvisations. Also in 2016, Rogue Art released the concert album Rova Channeling Coltrane Electric Ascension. In 2017, Ochs returned to his work with his Sax Drumming Core for Wild Red Yellow. ~ Joslyn Layne, Rovi



 
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Larry Ochs, sopranino sax
Nels Cline & Larry Ochs, part 1
Continental Drift
Larry Ochs & Vladimir Tarasov 6/11/2015
Gerald Cleaver & Larry Ochs @ 19PaulFort 9-29-16
A Pause, A Rose
Another Night
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