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Mark Helias' Open Loose: Verbs of Will

Read "Verbs of Will" reviewed by Clifford Allen

If modern jazz has truly reached a historical synthesis of the sort that will keep it going indefinitely and show its “guts," then free-bop might just be that most promising vein. It’s not that free-bop is a particularly new animal; the net can be cast to both Ornette and Hamiet Bluiett, but it often shows more life and individuality than textbook recreations of classic Blue Note sides could offer and yet keeps its freedom in enough check to still be ...


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