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Alejandro Coello: Percussion Theory

Read "Percussion Theory" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The music of Spanish percussion master Alejandro Coello doesn't slot easily into any categorical opening, and it's likely he prefers it that way. A sharp-minded individualist, he creates compelling works that nod toward contemporary percussion ensemble aesthetics, modern classicism and chamber jazz all at once. Utilizing his own instrumental gifts along with those of classically-oriented saxophonist Xabier Casal, beyond-category guitarist Diego Barber, legendary studio-fusion drum icon Simon Phillips, and percussion outfit Art Government, Coello bridges a gap that ...