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Larry Ochs Sax & Drumming Core: The Neon Truth

Read "The Neon Truth" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Three giants of modern jazz improvisation provide some enlightenment by way of a bass-less trio consisting of two drummers and woodwinds. Drummers Don Robinson and Scott Amendola pursue snappy dialogue awash with melodic, polyrhythmic-based exchanges. Whereas, reedman Larry Ochs leads this multifaceted exposition through an over-the-top approach to the drummers’ swarming frameworks and swirling support mechanisms. They elicit notions of dance, albeit abstractly. Yet the musicians maintain a loose stride as they slice and dice through a musical forest consisting ...


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