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This week I'll be interviewing New York City-based bassist and composer Iris Ornig (pictured left). Ornig's latest CD No Restrictions is a beautifully recorded program of original compositions and two covers (Bjork's "Venus as a Boy" and Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel") arranged for a quintet that includes Helen Sung (piano), Kurt Rosenwinkel (guitar), Mike Rodriguez (trumpet), and Marcus Gilmore (drums). The quintet's sound is a nice hybrid of electric and acoustic textures, and each member has a very distinctive sound. I look forward to talking to Ornig about this band, as well as what compelled her as a young musician to begin playing upright bass and explore the world of jazz music.
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