Live at Jazz Festival Saalfelden
Released: Aug 2009
Label: Nublu Records
The Nublu Orchestra's studio debut was so focused on electronics that you could be forgiven for doubting that Butch Morris was actually conducting a real jazz orchestra. This live date dispels such notions, and it also places the Nublu Orchestra closer to famed avant-garde groups like Sun Ra or Morris' own recordings. This release leans toward the seriously artistic and very austerely European. But that isn't a bad thing; this provides a fascinating and often frighteningly intoxicating listen.