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by Ken Thomson

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Saxophonist/Clarinetist/Composer Ken Thomson has been an active member of the New York freelance scene for nearly two decades, as a performing member of the Bang on a Can All Stars and Asphalt Orchestra, among several others. Also an accomplished bandleader, Thomson releases his newest Sextet recording featuring ambitious, rhythmically incisive music (including an arrangement of Ligeti’s Passacaglia Ungherese) that flows seamlessly between elaborate contrapuntal textures, edge of your seat unison passages, and blistering improvisations from a first rate band of colleagues.


released September 7, 2018

Ken Thomson, alto saxophone and compositions
Anna Webber, tenor saxophone
Russ Johnson, trumpet
Alan Ferber, trombone
Adam Armstrong, bass
Daniel Dor, drums

Produced by Ken Thomson

Recorded by Damon Whittemore and Todd Whitelock at Flux Studios, NYC, January 11-12 2017

Mixed and Mastered by Damon Whittemore at Valvetone Studios, NYC, June and September, 2017

Paintings and package design by Jason Das




New Focus Recordings New York, New York

New Focus Recordings is an artist led collective label featuring releases in contemporary music of many stripes, as well as new approaches to older repertoire. The label was founded by guitarist Daniel Lippel (who is the current director), composer engineer Ryan Streber, and composer Peter Gilbert in 2003-4, and features releases from many of new music's most active performers and composers. ... more

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