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An eclectic music box of a band

Quintet finds groove in a softer sound

The Claudia Quintet is Matt Moran, John Hollenbeck, Chris Speed, Drew Gress, and Ted Reichman. The Claudia Quintet is Matt Moran, John Hollenbeck, Chris Speed, Drew Gress, and Ted Reichman. (Signe Maehler)
By Siddhartha Mitter
Globe Correspondent / December 25, 2009

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NEW YORK - When percussionist and composer John Hollenbeck, an eclectically minded veteran of the New York scene with a portfolio ranging from big band and klezmer to avant-garde “new music,’’ set out to form his own group, he didn’t necessarily expect to make something as unusual - nor as durable - as the Claudia Quintet. (Full article: 767 words)

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