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by Troy Collins
Alive in Brooklyn, Vol. 2 is the second album from this excellent freewheeling trio. Pianist Angelica Sanchez and her husband, tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby, share their intuitive rapport with resourceful drummer Tom Rainey on another set of nebulous and visceral improvisations recorded at Barbès, one of Brooklyn's best new music venues.
Sanchez once again eschews acoustic piano for an electric Wurlitzer, invoking the brooding atmospherics of late-1970s fusion as well as the aggressive pointillist attack of that hallowed ...read more
by Francis Lo Kee
Of the many bands that concentrate on so-called free improvisation, this trio may be the best. Many might be called avant-garde (or energy music, or any number of other terms) and there are a few people from more traditional backgrounds who dabble in free improvisation--or whatever else you want to call it--but this group's skill and commitment is singular. With the instrumentation of sax, piano, and drums, it might be assumed that the saxophone would take the ...read more