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Tomasz Dabrowski, Thumbscrew and other new releases

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Back in January 2018, for all intents and purposes, Cuneiform Records shut down most of their operation. A total reassessment of their position in the industry and the state of the industry itself were scheduled. Would they be back or not? Lo and behold, some months later they returned and we have to thank Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek and Tomas Fujiwara of Thumbscrew for convincing Cuneiform to release not one, but two, new albums by the trio and getting back ...

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Emile Parisien Quartet: Original Pimpant

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It's almost incongruous to write about Emile Parisien's Original Pimpant, considering the importance of its collective dimension. This is not only about the soprano saxophonist's quartet. Parisien--young prodigy, pupil and proof of the good reputation of France's Marciac jazz school--is not looking for individual recognition here. His is a distinctive approach that's about a collective construction of music; about bringing the purpose of music together, a bit like a theater company writing, staging and performing together.