Go: Organic Orchestra, the dream project of composer and percussionist Adam Rudolph, marks the release of their long-awaited debut studio recording, Sonic Mandala on Meta Records, with a blow out celebration concert. A 33-player orchestra that covers an astounding number of instruments, everything from the Malian hunter’s harp and bamboo trumpets to the Fender Rhodes and the Japanese noh-kan flute, Go: Organic Orchestra emphasizes the healing power of improvised music with an emphasis on percussion traditions from across the globe. A testament of a long-standing musical association among like-minded musicians who are multigenerational and international, this performance ofSonic Mandala encompasses the Orchestra’s deep engagement with world traditions and their deeper devotion to a community through shared creative expression.
“There’s something about playing into the center of the expressive quality of the music, something really intuitive that the musicians bring to it, as they focus on it. It’s about being in tune, being completely in the present.” –Adam Rudolph
“A pioneer in world music.”
New York Times
“This was certainly one of the year’s most ecstatic performances —in any city, any festival, anywhere.”
– Martin Longely, All About Jazz
“What a great concert, many told that it was the best part of the festival. It was more than I could ever expected.
Tampere Jazz festival director Juhamatti Kauppinen
The evening was brilliant and engaging.
– Stefano Valanzuolo – Il Mattino, Naples
” I caught a performance Go: Organic Orchestra down in SoHo last spring and was swept away by what they were doing. It was fascinating and ahead of its time, in the best possible way. I loved every minute of it. ”
– Marc Meyers, jazzwax.com