The 11-piece seven-horn Either/Orchestra
is a notable medium-sized group that has the power of a big band and the inventiveness of a combo. Their debut recording sometimes shows the influence of Charles Mingus
and features the group on two originals by leader/tenor Russ Gershon
, along with pieces by Sonny Rollins
("Doxy"), Thelonious Monk
("Brilliant Corners") and Rahsaan Roland Kirk
("Lady's Blues"). The colorful ensembles and advanced solos give the Either/Orchestra
its own sound. Virtually all of their recordings (including this one) are easily recommended.