New York Times Review

Wet Ink Ensemble received a nice review in the New York Times for our July concert at Columbia University’s Jazz Composer’s Orchestral Insitute (read the full review here).  The week-long festival was a real treat; we got to share our expertise on contemporary instrumental techniques with some amazing jazz musicians, and had the opportunity to perform great large-ensemble music by some of my favorite composers (Eric Wubbels, Bernhard Lang, Katharina Rosenberger, Leroy Jenkins).

It was particularly exciting for me to be making my debut as free-jazz violin soloist in Leroy Jenkins’ quasi-concerto, Wonderlust.  The review of Wonderlust is excerpted below:

“Among the works Wet Ink played…  “Wonderlust” by Leroy Jenkins, embraced jazz improvisation as a primary concern.  Joshua Modney, a violinist, played a flamboyant solo part over an ensemble mostly deployed as accompaniment.”

-The New York Times

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