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Wally Shoup Trio: Blue Purge

Read "Blue Purge" reviewed by Germein Linares

The Seattle-based group of alto saxophonist Wally Shoup, bassist Reuben Radding, and drummer Bob Rees offers eleven diverse and intense improvisational pieces on Blue Purge. This followup to 2003's Fusillades and Lamentations finds various moods in its path as it progresses from the wobbly “Ruffing It" to the playful “Depth Charge," the serene “Gut Luv," and the minimalistic “Moiling" and “Lunar Dust."

The willingness of bassist Rees and drummer Radding to engage Shoup beyond the commonly prescribed roles of rhythm ...


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