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Grismore / Scea Group: Well Behaved Fish

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The third Accurate release co-led by guitarist Steve Grismore and reedist Paul Scea is tight, tough, exuberant and funky. Their quintet applies the head-solos-head format imaginatively to ten originals and a cover of Ornette Coleman's “Dancing in Your Head (which perhaps takes its child-like wonder a little too much at face value), helped by the fact that the heads and the solos are uniformly excellent.

The compositions are anything but offhand. “Benevolent Psychopathology sounds a little like Monk's “Well You ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Grismore / Scea Group: Well Behaved Fish

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Well Behaved Fish opens with Ornette Coleman's “Dancing in Your Head," an upbeat, obstreporous, hard-driving electro-orchestral performance, and a fitting introduction to a plugged-in set of sounds reminscent of some of Miles Davis' mid to late-'70s work. But the Grismore/Scea Group, co-led by guitarist Steve Grismore and multi-reedist Paul Scea, gives the sound more focus and structure than Davis' defiantly amorphous approach.Like Miles' much maligned On the Corner (Columbia, '72), a set that seems to be getting a ...


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