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The Fictive Four

As an active soul on the American free-jazz scene for five decades, saxophonist Larry Ochs has explored the musical spectrum in many configurations, including work with alto sax legend John Zorn and koto virtuoso Miya Masaoka, to name a few collaborators. By far, his most enduring project has been The Rova Saxophone Quartet. Fresh off his tour with Wilco’s Nels Cline and drummer Gerald Cleaver, Ochs is returning to Athens with his new quartet, The Fictive Four. Popping with revelatory bursts of Albert Ayler and Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra, this group features the solid rhythm section of Ken Filiano on bass and Harris Eisenstadt on drums, as well as exciting experimental trumpeter Nate Wooley.