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Euphorium_freakestra: Grande Casino

Read "Grande Casino" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Indeed, the earth can be a delightfully bizarre habitat. With this ten-piece aggregation assembled by pianist, musicologist Oliver Schwerdt and featuring legendary improvisers Barry Guy (bass) and Gunter 'Baby' Sommer (drums, perc), ideas, and perhaps life itself penetrate through unchartered peripheries of time and reason. This European ensemble toys with your psyche due to electro-acoustic hyper futuristic avant-garde fare, abetted by the estimable tenor saxophonist Bertrand Denzler and all involved parties. However, this is not easy listening in ...

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Euphorium_freakestra: Grande Casino

Read "Grande Casino" reviewed by Mark Corroto

It may be fitting that the very first translation of James Joyce's Ulysses was from English into German. What, you ask, does this have to do with the three- disc release Grande Casino by Euphorium_freakestra? It's not a suggestion to read (or attempt to read) Ulysses, a book so dense in its 730 pages that it is almost impenetrable. Its modernist, stream-of-consciousness writing is full of puns and parodies, formulated into 18 episodes, each written in a different style and ...


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