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Scott Reeves Quintet: Shape Shifter

Read "Shape Shifter" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Scott Reeves' Shape Shifter could be called a standard live mainstream affair in that the tunes are, in part, vehicles for some stretching out by the soloists. But the sound slips out of the “standard" description, with its atmosphere of adventure and edgy energy, and an approach that more than hints at the avant-garde, in a way that perhaps Jackie McLean did on his '60s Blue Note recordings.Better known for his trombone work, Reeves uses the alto flugelhorn ...

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Stich Wynston's Modern Surfaces: Transparent Horizons

Read "Transparent Horizons" reviewed by Robert R. Calder


The intro emerges as heavy bowed bass--buzzy, ominous, sustained. Suddenly there's a thunderstorm, rock drumming, electric guitar, and tenor saxophone. A synthesizer (seldom-used here) wails, but less than the guitar and saxophone, then makes bell sounds and more while the bass goes thudding and bells like a stag before things devolve into the slower, quieter space of the original mood.

Thus develops Stich Wynston's “Outward Bound." “I Think This Party's Over" seems a faintly sardonic title for the second track's ...


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