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Mauger: The Beautiful Enabler

Read "The Beautiful Enabler" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Mauger, which is a word defined simply as “in spite of or in opposition to, notwithstanding," begs the questions as to what this marvelous trio opposes. It's definitely not creativity or cooperation. Rudresh Mahanthappa, Mark Dresser and Gerry Hemingway make music in spite of the dumbing down of the popular music culture, notwithstanding the current trends in the market. It makes no difference what title this band chooses, its bold effort stands alone as a stellar piece of originality and ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Mauger: The Beautiful Enabler

Read "The Beautiful Enabler" reviewed by Troy Collins

The Beautiful Enabler is the debut recording of the collective trio Mauger, which features the enviable talents of alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, bassist Mark Dresser and drummer Gerry Hemingway. According to Hemingway, “the group gets its name from a letter scramble of the first two letters of each of our names and is a preposition defined, “in opposition to, notwithstanding" which seems appropriate to creating art in our time."

Mark Dresser and Gerry Hemingway share a working relationship ...


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