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Soft Mountain: Soft Mountain

Read "Soft Mountain" reviewed by John Kelman


As the late saxophonist Elton Dean's final recordings are released, his remarkable ability to fit into any context becomes clearer than ever. From total spontaneity to groove-centrism, from rock-edged improv to detailed form, Dean consistently brought his own freewheeling yet never self-indulgent voice to each and every context. A year after he unexpectedly passed at the age of sixty, Soft Mountain is a bittersweet reminder of what's been lost.

Soft Mountain is another in a long line of “Soft -related ...


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