River Cow Orchestra | Mother Tongue

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Mother Tongue

by River Cow Orchestra

A brew of instrumental experimental jazz with an occasional absurd lyric just as organic as the music. All music and lyrics completely improvised--no charts. A truly wild ride.
Genre: Jazz: Free Jazz
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1. Saw Her Far--See Her Near
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2. Knock, Knock
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3. If You Only Knew
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5:19 $0.99
4. I Got A Girl
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5. The Game's A'Foot
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6. A Bagel In Your Pocket
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7. Underhip
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8. Begging for Scraps
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9. The Last Time I Saw Saturn
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Album Notes
River Cow Orchestra alters the conventions of jazz. Our music philosophy focuses on collective improvisation, similar to the old New Orleans Jazz parades, paying particular attention to how each band member interacts with the group as a whole. We discard traditional features such as written melodies over fixed chord changes and instead focus on the roots of jazz, collective spontaneous improvisation.

We seek to explore the process of artistic creation rather than focus on making a polished commercial product for entertainment. We emphasize musical mood and place an aesthetic premium on the character and personality of each musician rather than the technical skill of each individual.

We follow the trailblazers of avant garde and free jazz who cast off conventional jazz elements in search of greater artistic expression. We believe the forefront of jazz innovation lies with collective spontaneous improvisation. We are indebted to the jazz musicians which spearheaded the way.

River Cow Orchestra is not ordinary music, it challenges the audience. If you are interested in discovering something different we dare you to listen.


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