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Paul Flaherty: Focused and Bewildered

Read "Focused and Bewildered" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Saxophonist Paul Flaherty has long been one of the foremost exponents of the fire-breathing, free-jazz tradition of Albert Ayler, Peter Brötzmann and Charles Gayle. He is certainly one of the most prolific, with scores of recordings under his belt. When he joins forces with frequent collaborators such as Chris Corsano, Wally Shoup or Bill Nace, the maelstrom that typically follows is about as hair-raising as it gets. But, what isn't as often noted is that Flaherty has a more subdued ...

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Paul Flaherty: Kaivalya Vol. #2, Bridge Out!, Simitu, In the Midst of Chaos

Read "Paul Flaherty: Kaivalya Vol. #2, Bridge Out!, Simitu, In the Midst of Chaos" reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Paul Flaherty & Marc Edwards Kaivalya Vol. #2 Cadence Jazz 2008 Paul Flaherty & Randall Colbourne Bridge Out! Family Vineyard 2008 Cold Bleak Heat Simitu Family Vineyard 2007 Orange In the Midst of Chaos De Stijl 2008

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Paul Flaherty: Voices

Read "Voices" reviewed by Farrell Lowe

Voices is an album of solo saxophone music freely improvised in the studio by Paul Flaherty. He's been at it since the '70s and has become an underground champion of chasing the Eternal Now. The subject of these sonic musings is freedom--freedom from the constraints of traditional harmonic, melodic, and compositional forms--freedom to go, baby, go wherever the Spirit takes him.

It's obvious from the get-go that he can play his horn well. He can move around ...


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