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Alon Nechustan: Venture Bound

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Pianist Alon Nechustan is full of surprises. His work with Talat-- The Growl (Tzadik, 2007)--placed him in the alt klezmer jazz category, but he refused to stay put in that area. Nechustan changed gears with Words Beyond (Buckyball Records, 2011), casting aside his allegiance to Hebraic-tinged melodies so he could focus on the modern language of the jazz trio. Then he quickly abandoned that course-on-record, redefining himself as an electro-acoustic outlier with the grim Dark Forces (Creative Sources Recordings, 2011) and re-centering himself with Ritual Fire (Between The Lines, 2013), a ten-part suite for jazz quartet. Nechustan clearly doesn't like ...



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