56 The name of the group is based on a fragment of the I-Cing book LU - The Wanderer. The wanderer's home is a road. Meeting various people on the road he has to contact them and work with them, independent of their roots and traditions. The music of Ensemble 56 is improvisational compositiosns emerging in common space, between each musicians' experiences and preferences, uniting various stylistic elements in a transidiomatic aesthetic.
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...Spontaneous, improvised music is an art in its own.
Dora, Gorka and Mazur have transcended the ordinary to find
an intuitive weave and give their music a presence of depth
and dimension(...)Spontaneous invention and a dynamic
approach sing the sounds of Ensemble 56. The call is
All About Jazz
...I can't say that I've heard of any of the members of
this fine Polish/Hungarian trio before this disc, but I was
quite pleased to hear this disc(...) The trio does a swell
job and knowing when to come in and turn solos into duos or
NY DownTown Gallery
...These guys are as free as it gets, but full of soul and
free improv leanings, and the trio's musicianship is just
outstanding(...)All three of them are a real pleasure to
hear, with an unbelievable scope of technique, yet using
this always in function of the musical project at hand,
coherent and focused.
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