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New & Noteworthy

May 2003

By Published: May 2, 2003
Leo Records

Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore’s free jazz inclinations surface once again on this release. Coupled with the dual sax attack of Wally Shoup and Paul Flaherty atop drummer Chris Corsano’s wily polyrhythmic forays, Moore’s electrified musings serve as an accelerator. More like a musical slugfest, where the music is ballsy, intense, and at times frenetic amid very few lulls in the action. Hence, this music is about as free as it gets. Yet there’s an overriding sense of purpose that prevails here as they lob exchanges and swap roles yet rarely collide. (Saxophonist Marc Russo performs on “Blues MD,” while keyboardist Otmaro Ruiz rounds out the core trio.)



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