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Tyrone Birkett | Emancipation: Post Modern Spirituals: The Promised Land

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Saxophonist and composer Tyrone Birkett's early output, particularly his In the Fullness of Time (Convergence Records, 2006) was dangerously close to the over-sentimental, syrupy and innocuous sounds of (gasp!) smooth jazz. What kept the record from falling over into that, much maligned, genre was Birkett's superlative improvisational chops and his robust devotional sense. On his sophomore release as a leader Post Modern Spirituals: The Promised Land both of these attributes are at the forefront leaving any flirtations with instrumental pop ...


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