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Carlos Alves "Zingaro": Live At Total Meeting

Read "Live At Total Meeting" reviewed by John Sharpe

The cover to Live At Total Meeting depicts a maze, and that's a good metaphor for free improvised music. No-one knows where they are going or how they will get there. Even whether they have arrived or not is open to dispute. How the participants achieve resolution (of a sort)--negotiated, as it often is, without verbalization--is part of the enduring fascination of such sessions. For sure, the risks are less when veteran improvisers like the Portuguese violinist Carlos Alves “Zingaro" ...


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