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by Florence Wetzel
This is the real thing: raw, live avant-garde jazz recorded in New York City, music that soars and uplifts and ignores all boundaries. Trumpeter and bass clarinetist Matt Lavelle is blessed with technical skill and great heart, and he's fueled by a ferocious spiritual imperative. His music questions and explodes human limitations, and he's constantly discovering new ways to express this search. Currently Lavelle is rewriting the rules for the trumpet by using a scale that includes nondiatonic notes, giving ...read more