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by Eyal Hareuveni
This is only Digital Primitives' third recording, released four years after Hum Crackle & Pop (Hopscotch), but the trio sounds as if its three members have been playing together for ages. This double disc is comprised of two sets--Lipsomuch and Soul Searchin'. The trio--reed player Assif Tsahar, multi-instrumentalist Cooper-Moore and drummer Chad Taylor--have created their own aesthetics: concise, collaborative storytelling compositions, respectful for the blues and modern jazz legacies but fascinated by rock, folk and world music, inventive and imaginative ...read more
by Jeff Stockton
Cooper-Moore remains a fringe figure in contemporary jazz, even in the circles traveled by players of improvised music, by definition the fringe itself. Adding insult to the injury done to his potential for fame is the fact that he seems incapable of making an uninteresting record. Hum Crackle & Pop is the second release by Digital Primitives, with saxophonist Assif Tsahar and drummer Chad Taylor. Cooper-Moore long ago established himself as a master pianist but seems to ...read more