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Alec Spiegelman / Lefteris Kordis / Thor Thorvaldsson: Bebop Trio

Read "Bebop Trio" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The theme of “walk, don't run" occurs throughout the entirety of Bebop Trio, a suite of improvisations on the sometimes pell-mell music of Herbie Nichols, Lennie Tristano, Elmo Hope, Bud Powell, George Shearing and Duke Ellington. Played by three accommodating and adaptive musicians, the familiar and frenetic becomes casual and conversant. Where Powell's “Celia" is usually consumed with a bebop pulse, the trio skirts the conventional approach, serving the meal as mere aroma, though there is quite enough ...


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