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Flying Dragon Orchestra
18 piece modern jazz ensemble fusing traditional big band sounds with many outside influences including classical, alternative, rock, hip-hop, electronica and nu-jazz.
Following a 10,000 year sleep, the Flying Dragon ascends from darkness into light, thus fulfilling the prophecy. Awake at last, the Flying Dragon shifts shapes, blossoming into a thoroughly resonant thunder. Vivd colors and obscure textures cover his forms. Behold, the Flying Dragon Orchestra!
Tom Erickson is in the vanguard of the most recent wave of jazz composers
writing for large ensemble. With one foot in the big band tradition, his other
foot is planted firmly in the future, drawing on a number of genres from all
over the world of music. I really like what I hear from him now, and I believe
that this CD is a harbinger of great things to come. Long story short: keep
your ears and eyes on Tom Erickson!
...The evening I attended they performed an amazing composition The Long
Way Around written by local saxophonist and composer Tom Erickson
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