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George Crowley: Can Of Worms

Read "Can Of Worms" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

A tin full of slimy, wriggly, things bursts open, scaring the oddly mismatched young couple. It's not your usual jazz album cover art, but it suits the title of the second album from young UK saxophonist George Crowley--Can Of Worms--and Crowley carries on the motif with further creepy-crawlies on the inside of the sleeve. Not that such visuals give too much away about the music--Crowley keeps that as a (pleasant) surprise. Crowley's band (which also seems to be ...

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George Crowley Quartet: Paper Universe

Read "Paper Universe" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

There are times on Paper Universe, George Crowley's debut album, when the young saxophonist and composer sounds like he's been sitting by the side of Coleman Hawkins or Lester Young. There are times when he flies out of the speakers like he invented hard bop. Then a few minutes later he's creating long, flowing melodic lines with a more contemporary edge. It's impressive stuff from an imaginative young talent.Crowley's band mates lend him exemplary support. Pianist Kit Downes ...


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