25 years ago Oxymora released it's debut recording Thundering Silence to national acclaim and enthusiastic audiences. Before anyone had heard the term 'World Music', their unique and immediately identifiable signature sound was drawing on their classical training, their intuitive improvisations and their love of a world of musical traditions. Once again, Craig Matovich on oboe, piano and assorted winds, Michael DeLalla on guitars and vocals, Marcus Sims on mandolin and percussion, Jim Baird on bass and guitars, and N. Scott Robinson on a world of percussion create a magical journey so rich in texture, rhythm and sonic energy that it defies description. 'Oxymora makes airy, honest music showcasing the players' classical music tidiness and their slightly unkempt enthusiasm for folk and jazz..." Downbeat '...Groups of an experimental nature proliferated during the 1960's, but none was as eclectic as today's Oxymora...this is a group to watch...' W. Royal Stokes Washington Post "...elegant, spirited, inventive, fresh music... Their work crosses boundaries, finds new textures, makes daring departures, often with startlingly fine results...Sheer acoustical fun...The innovation of this group deserves wide recognition." Bob Sherwood, Clarke Times-Courier.
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