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Frank Basile Quintet: Thursday the 12th

Read "Thursday the 12th" reviewed by Michael J. West

Even the neo-traditionalists, the “neocons, have evolved their idiom in the past twenty-five years; that's what makes Thursday the 12th--Frank Basile's debut album--so baffling. Nothing about it, from the arrangements, to the phrasing, to Basile's haircut on the cover, even suggests that it was recorded after about 1961. That's not to say it's bad--in fact it's quite good--just odd.

Basile, a baritone saxophonist and accomplished journeyman, ups the weirdness factor in making music that isn't just straight-ahead, fundamentalist hard-bop, but ...


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