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Joe Sturges: Awareness

Read "Awareness" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Awareness is the debut EP of Joe Sturges, a Madrid-born, Anglo-Hispanic drummer and composer. Four tracks and seventeen minutes of music offer a brief but tantalizing glimpse into Sturges' compositional mind, one as influenced by classical romanticism and minimalism as it is by jazz. A quintet of players deployed in changing quartet and duo settings suggest a composer with the confidence to vary the tools at his disposable, resulting in tunes of individually distinctive character. Washing cymbals and ...


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