Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet & 9-tette
The Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet (occasionally growing all the way to a 9-tette) has been Bynum’s primary working ensemble since 2005, and has toured throughout the USA and Europe. The group’s latest release, The Ambiguity Manifesto, will be released in the fall of 2019, following the critically acclaimed releases The Middle Picture (Firehouse 12, 2007), Asphalt Flowers Forking Paths (hatOLOGY, 2008), Apparent Distance (Firehouse 12, 2011), and the four-album set Navigation: The Complete Firehouse 12 Recordings (Firehouse 12, 2013).
The ensemble brings together some of the finest musicians from the Boston and New York scenes, demonstrating a remarkable diversity of backgrounds and generations, with members of the group born in every decade from the 1940s to the ‘80s. All the musicians are composers and bandleaders in their own right, and have collaborated with some of the most admired figures in creative music, including Muhal Richard Abrams, Bill Barron, Tim Berne, Bobby Bradford, Anthony Braxton, Connie Crothers, Thad Jones, Warne Marsh, Myra Melford, Nicole Mitchell, Jason Moran, Marc Ribot, Roswell Rudd, Cecil Taylor, Henry Threadgill, and countless others.