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Part I 18:35
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Part II 18:22
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Part III 14:08

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Intakt CD 101

Four years after the successful debut album Inscape-Tableux, Barry Guy and his New Orchestra present their second release, Oort-Entropy. – The first CD was a success at first go. The French magazine Jazzman placed it among its records of the year in 2001 (“a scalpel from the first second”); the Canadian jazz magazine Coda put Barry Guy’s New Orchestra on the title page, and the Neue Zürcher Zeitung called the release “a masterpiece looking toward the future.”
The Taktlos Festival 2004 in Zurich saw and heard the premiere of Barry Guy’s second composition for the Barry Guy New Orchestra, the three-part work “Oort-Entropy.” What has characterized Barry Guy’s orchestral works is also found in “Oort-Entropy”: the tension-filled interlocking of written passages and improvised highlights of the band members including Evan Parker, Mats Gustaffson, Herb Robertson or the Spanish pianist Agustí Fernández. That Barry Guy has created another masterpiece with “Oort-Entropy” is described by the Canadian jazz critic Greg Buium, who enthusiastically writes in his liner notes of “the tug between order and clutter, tenderness and brute strength, lyricism and discord.”

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released January 1, 2005

Barry Guy: director / bass
Agustí Fernández: piano
Evan Parker: soprano / tenor sax
Mats Gustafsson: baritone sax / fluteophone
Hans Koch: bass clarinet
Johannes Bauer: trombone
Herb Robertson: trumpet / flugelhorn
Per Åke Holmlander: tuba
Paul Lytton: percussion
Raymond Strid: percussion

Composition by Barry Guy (PRS/MCPS/PAMRA). Recorded and Mixed by Alfred Haberlitz at SWR-Studio, Baden Baden (Mai/July 2004). Recording coproduced by Reinhard Kager/SWR and Intakt Records. Published and copyright by Intakt Records. Executive Production: Patrik Landolt and Rosmarie A. Meier

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