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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Bret Higgins' Atlas Revolt: Bret Higgins' Atlas Revolt

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Canadian bassist Bret Higgins' Atlas Revolt ensemble celebrates its inaugural outing on composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer John Zorn's diverse and far-reaching Tzadik record label. Consequently, Higgins is a member of the Canadian band Zebrina --cited as bringing “Jewish music into the 21st century" --and features venerable American clarinetist Ben Goldberg on the 2014 Tzadik release Hamidbar Medaber Atlas Revolt cogently fuses Middle Eastern and North African modalities with jazz-rock, hard rock, funk and hints of Klezmer into a ...

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Bret Higgins' Atlas Revolt: Bret Higgins' Atlas Revolt

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The eponymous debut from Toronto-based bassist Bret Higgins' Atlas Revolt is a tough one to pin down and an easy one to get pleasantly lost in. Higgins regularly walks through different musical worlds, working with the folk-rock outfit Great Lake Swimmers, the Balkan-klezmer band Beyond The Pale, the folk-ish Ozere, and the trippy avant-klezmer jam band known as Zebrina, so it should come as no surprise that his own music pulls from so many different places. He ...