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Extraordinary Popular Delusions: Apocryphal Fire in the Warehouse, and Other Explanations

Read "Apocryphal Fire in the Warehouse, and Other Explanations" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The hit-and-miss improvisation of Extraordinary Popular Delusions has to be admired. The quartet's instant composing (or group improvisation) often begins like a psychodynamic free association, with the players relaying whatever comes into their minds. This music making without the censorship of preplanning or forethought can yield gems or germs. EPD band, whose previous release was Extraordinary Popular Delusions (Okka, 2007), has the advantage here in its free associations. The group has held a weekly gig in Chicago ...


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