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Geoff Farina / Luther Gray / Nate McBride: Out Trios, Volume 4: Almanac

Read "Out Trios, Volume 4: Almanac" reviewed by Karl A.D. Evangelista


There's a tremendous amount of ambivalence about the Atavistic label--all at once a paragon of progressivism, championing a rich legacy of forward-thinking free music, and among the foremost agents in the historicizing of free jazz. The atavism here suggests much more than an earlier, more primal passion; there is, more crucially, the sting of old processes at work, embalming the new and unfamiliar.

It's particularly heartening, then, when an album like Almanac rears its head. The Out Trios series, meant ...


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