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by John Kelman
With more and more young players releasing their debuts, it's no small challenge to filter one's way to the top of the growing pile of CDs released each month. Saxophonist Matt Vashlishan couldn't have chosen a better route than on No Such Thing. Recruiting three-fourths of saxophonist Dave Liebman's stellar group--not just one of jazz's hardest working quartets, but one of its most exciting as well--including Liebman, ever-versatile guitarist Vic Juris, and effortlessly swinging bassist Tony Marino, would be enough. ...read more