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by Marc Medwin
Here's a three-disc set of performances by Amalgam, saxophonist Trevor Watts' legendary jazz-funk free improv group from the '70s. These nine tracks were recorded on a late 1979 tour and originally released in 1980 in a four-LP box on Impetus. At that time, they had to be cut up, due to the LP's time constraints, but here they are presented intact. One minor quibble first: the sound is boxy and stunted, maybe a result of a transfer ...read more