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Julius Vasylenko: Seeing Stars

Read "Julius Vasylenko: Seeing Stars" reviewed by Gordon Marshall

Julius Vasylenko has earthy charisma. Because of his accent, people who come into his purlieu immediately assume an association with elite British improvisers. “Did he hang with Derek Bailey?" they wonder...I could say Vasylenko, a multi-reed and saxophonist now based in Boston, was John Butcher's and Evan Parker's kid brother.

However, it feels a bit awkward, as he is like a big brother to me. A brusque, burly gent with curly hair, he has the air ...


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