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by Roger Farbey
In truth, 80 Years may not be everyone's cup of tea, at least, not all of it. However in the midst of this marriage of Kraftwerk-esque synth pop and Carl Orff-like cantata there are some moments of exquisite jazz. Following the two initial synth- plus-singing tracks of the 80 Years" suite, the first intimation that there is any link to jazz occurs on 80 Years Part III" courtesy of Tom Harrell's echo-enhanced, bluesy trumpet cadenza. Harrell is also notably heard ...read more