Concert Review: ICP Orchestra @ Winter Jazzfest Marathon, NYC (11 Jan 2015) by Ben Ratliff

BEN RATLIFF, NEW YORK TIMES

"And the Instant Composers Pool Orchestra, from Amsterdam, mixing swing and bop (including Herbie Nichols’ ballad “Spinning Song” and Bennie Moten’s “Moten Swing”) with conducted improvisations and free jazz. But all those ingredients need quotation marks. That nine-piece ensemble, a dynastic family going back to the late 1960s, has some idiosyncratic and brilliant soloists, including the drummer Han Bennink, the saxophonist Michael Moore and the cellist Tristan Honsinger; they are scholars and physical comedians, critics and joy-spreaders."