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But placing Dolphy's work at the head of an album does create some difficulty, too, as Conly's writing resides in a different areathe ruddy tango of "Daily Mutation" and its evolution towards multiple parallel lines and disassociative thrum, loose patter and brassy keen or the contrary motion of "Suburban Angst." The tart unison lines of "Ulterior Motives" are thrown asunder by a vamp that seems to heave itself in the line of fire at every turn. It's a subtler tug-of-war that drives the music, which leapfrogs multiple lines at once rather than scaling the crags of a Dolphy-esque flight pattern.
Certainly, bringing the explosive technique of Malaby and the quixotic, childlike patterns of Attias into the frontline act heavily on this record of contrasts, as does Conly's pliable meat and akLaff's brushstroke architecture. Their freedom can be delicate and meditative, or jarring, but one mustn't let the company Conly keeps on this date overshadow his composing, which is interesting and can only strengthen with time.
Track Listing: Gazzelloni; Daily Mutation; Suburban Angst; There
Personnel: Michael Attias: alto sax; Pheeroan Aklaff: drums; Sean Conly: bass; Tony Malaby: tenor sax.
Record Label: Clean Feed Records
Style: Free Improv/Avant-Garde
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