«Exploding Star Orchestra» - biography, albums, songs, video clips

Exploding Star Orchestra: In 2005, cornetist Rob Mazurek was approached by The Chicago Cultural Center and the Jazz Institute to put together a group that would represent the more contemporary / avant-garde side of sound in Chicago for a concert in Millennium Park’s Frank Gehry-designed concert hall. The music was conceptualized/composed in Manaus Brazil, Fontevraud, France and Chicago, and developed over more than a dozen performances of the Orchestra before it was recorded by John McEntire at his Soma Studio in Chicago.

Musicians participating in the project:
Rob Mazurek – Composer, Director, Cornet, Electronics

Nicole Mitchell – Flutes, Voice

Jeb Bishop - Trombone

Corey Wilkes - Flugelhorn

Josh Berman - Cornet

Matt Bauder - Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Jeff Parker - Guitar

Jim Baker – Piano, ARP Synthesizer, Pianette

Jason Adasiewicz - Vibraphone
John McEntire – Marimba, Tubular Bells, Edits, Recording Engineer

Matt Lux - Electric Bass Guitar

Jason Ajemian - Acoustic Bass

Mike Reed – Drums, Percussion, Saw

John Herndon - Drums
Bill Dixon - Trumpet

We Are All From Somewhere Else (Thrill Jockey, 2007)
Bill Dixon with Exploding Star Orchestra (Thrill Jockey, 2008)

Stars Have Shapes (Delmark, 2010)