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Album Review

Earprint: Easy Listening

Read "Easy Listening" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Earprint's second album follows the template laid down by its first: relatively short tracks that concentrate a bevy of ideas into energetic four to six minute bursts. Trumpeter Tree Palmedo and saxophonist Kevin Sun bounce off each other's lines with precision and style while bassist Simon Willson and drummer Dor Herskovits provide a sizzling underbed of rhythm. With this instrumentation, comparisons to the original Ornette Coleman quartet are inevitable but this group feels more relaxed and friendly. Sixty years on, ...

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Album Review

Earprint: Earprint

Read "Earprint" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Earprint follows the pattern laid down by several newer jazz groups in the last few years. They do short, pithy songs in the four to six minute range, sue choppy rhythms which draw a lot from rock and hip hop and construct intricate, slightly tongue-in- cheek melodies. This concept allows them to explore a large swath of musical ideas from their quartet configuration. You hear this in the creeping, twisty clarinet and trumpet interplay of “Boardroom," the funky ...


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