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Jeff Beal: Alternate Route

Read "Alternate Route" reviewed by Dave Nathan

P>A review of this album is out of place in a jazz setting. It is classical music through and through and crystallizes the main differences between the two genre. This music is written down, all by Jeff Beal, and not subject to improvisation. There are no opportunities to play variations on a theme, which would be out of place and unwelcome.

The first four tracks are really movements in a concerto for trumpet/flugelhorn and orchestra. According to Beal, this concerto ...


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