Admiral Launch Duo



“Launch” features a lot of fascinating music for this combination that explores the capabilities of this duo and celebrates this important musical partnership of the Admiral Duo itself. The performances here often seem so effortless that they invite the listener into these various musical explorations. It is an overall impressive album with a wealth of fascinating new work to discover.
— Steve Kennedy, CineMusical
As thoroughly attractive as it is unlikely, the combination of sax and harp offers up a sonic experience that is as delectable as it is original, engagingly rendered on this disc by Ellis and Hulting-Cohen.
— Mark Gresham, EarRelevant

Embracing the unlikely combination of saxophone and harp, the Admiral Launch Duo (Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, saxophone and Jennifer R. Ellis, harp) performs groundbreaking commissions, unexpected transcriptions, and improvisations. Named for the Admiral butterfly and launched at the Fresh Inc Festival in 2013, the duo has since appeared at venues coast-to-coast. Hulting-Cohen is on the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Ellis is credited with more than 80 world premieres. The Duo has spent several years researching and commissioning repertoire for this unusual but beautiful ensemble.

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Listen to Admiral Launch Duo’s new CD, “Launch” (Albany TROY1752)