In 1979, I formed the first of a series of ensembles, using a rhythm section and instruments normally associated with classical music. This group is the 4th incarnation and also the finest. The CD features: Jeff Raheb - guitars, Mark Feldman - violin, Michael Rabinowitz - bassoon, Charlie Haynes - sax, flute, Neil Conaty & Dave Richards - bass, Chris Hughes - drums, Guillermo Franco - percussion ABOUT THE ARTIST: Jeff Raheb is an eclectic artist whose work fuses a variety of elements from jazz, Brazilian, Middle Eastern and contemporary musical styles in pursuit of a new musical language. Mr. Raheb has written nearly 200 works for small and large ensembles. His music has been performed in the U.S., Europe and Australia. He has been a featured composer on WBGO, WBAI, WKCR, WNYC and WBVD radio in New York. Mr. Raheb is also a member of the BMI Jazz Composers Orchestra workshop and leads his own 18 piece jazz orchestra. He was a finalist on the 2001 Julius Hemphill Jazz Orchestra Composition competition.
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