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Emre Kartari Quartet: Origin

Read "Origin" reviewed by John Kelman

A line-up featuring two horns (saxophone and trumpet), and two percussionists (tympani and drum kit) might seem an odd choice, but for Turkish drummer Emre Kartari it's simply a different means to a very musical end. Make no mistake: while there's plenty of free play on Origin, it's based around conceptual sketches, written by Kartari, that provide his group with a series of different contexts that are surprisingly varied and unexpectedly complete.

There are plenty of ...