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Zanussi Five: Zanussi Five

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The Zanussi Five, brainchild of Norwegian bassist Per Zanussi, showcases his vivid, wide-ranging compositions. Zanussi is a powerful bassist with a huge, booming tone, and impeccable time, even at racehorse tempos. This music is vibrant, fast, and very modern. It is expressionistic, replete with saxophones that sigh, moan, honk, and howl. At the same time, it bursts with energy and swing.

It's also utterly unpredictable. “Valzer," for example, is a slinky waltz with a sly, witty melody that ...


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