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Branden Abushanab: The Dust Improvisations

Read "The Dust Improvisations" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Unless you happen to be William Parker or Joëlle Léandre, the making of a solo bass recording is one (sorry for the pun) plucky career move. That is just what bassist Branden Abushanab has done with these forty-six minutes of The Dust Improvisations.The South Carolina native delivers five performances that focus on texture over timekeeping, and energy instead of rhythm. Like the early recordings of guitarist Loren Mazzacane Connors, these pieces feel as if Abushanab is reinventing the ...


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