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Beep: You Are Special, You are a Special Friend

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Beep is a relatively recent recording band featuring pianist Michael Coleman, bassist Nate Brenner and new drummer Sam Ospovat. The music Beep plays might trot and skip, slide, gambol and rush breathlessly; sometimes streaking across a musical canvas that occasionally intersects with familiar sound. Was that a Thelonious Monk figure or did a Cecil Taylor-like run just flash by? Was that a Sonny Sharrock power chord transcribed for keyboard? Did John Lennon just lay down a vocal? Wasn't that sudden ...


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