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by Troy Dostert
Capturing his East-to-West life trajectory, Russian saxophonist Ivan Baryshnikov's debut Journey documents his path through the jazz world via his origins in Moscow, an intervening stay in the Netherlands, and his ultimate arrival in New York, the end-point of his travels (for now). It's a well-conceived set of ten original pieces, with a convincing display of post-bop chops from the leader and his bandmates. Baryshnikov's partners represent a cross-section of young talent; they're not household names yet, but ...read more