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Ori Kaplan: Le Magus

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There's a variety of assumptions to be made from saxophonist Ori Kaplan titling his new CD Le Magus. The suggestion could be that Kaplan is a sorcerer, one of the wise men who traveled to Bethlehem to greet the newborn Jesus or the twisted, manipulative millionaire of the John Fowles novel. In a sense, though, any of those could point to the same thing: that with his new release, you should give up on having expectations of Ori Kaplan. The disc finds him somewhere between his previous jazz-leaning discs and the cabaret of his work with Gogol Bordello. ...

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Ori Kaplan Trio Plus: Delirium

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Sterility and stagnation are a bane of creative improvised music and working with the common color scheme of acoustic instruments it can sometimes be a challenging task finding something new to say. Ori Kaplan, a young but significantly talented saxophonist based in Brooklyn, has hatched upon an interesting variation on the trio form to combat potential tedium. Collaborating with sidemen who double on multiple instruments he creates from a revolving template much like Sam Rivers’ current trio and a variety of voicings that expand on the core ensemble sound of saxophone, bass and drums. The group’s first recording for CIMP ...



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