ORCHESTRE DE LA LUNE was formed by American composer and instrumentalist Jon Handelsman as a vehicle for his orchestral music.
With a full and rich horn section, a high energy rhythm section, and voices added to some pieces, ODLL plays sophisticated and exuberant music, often inspired by popular dance forms, and expressed in a compositional style that freely mixes diverse currents of jazz.
alto sax / flute
baritone sax / flute
direction / composition / sax tenor / flute / clarinet
Photos: © JF Humbert
10 tracks | 52 mins | 2017 | Cristal Records / Pias
“From wild sambas to classy funk Orchestre de la Lune deploys a large stylistic palette with great ease”
“Sparkling horn section (…), spectacular rhythm section (…), sunny, between energy and refinement”
Light and Dark
9 tracks | 56 mins | 2001
“there are self-productions which sound better than ‘official’ recordings”
“(the) music has an energy at once primitive and sophisticated”
“festive jazz guaranteed”