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Stephan Crump's Rosetta Trio: Outliers

Read "Outliers" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Truly one of the most versatile of today's in-demand bassists, Stephan Crump has proven himself equally adept in a variety of musical contexts. Not only is he Vijay Iyer's longtime associate in both his trio and sextet formations, but he also finds time to pursue free improvisation with Ingrid Laubrock and Cory Smythe; that trio's Planktonic Finales (Intakt) was one of 2017's highlights. And he's always remained open to working with musicians in the worlds of R&B and alt-rock, with ...

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Stephan Crump & Steve Lehman: Kaleidoscope & Collage

Read "Kaleidoscope & Collage" reviewed by Nic Jones

Bassist Stephan Crump and alto saxophonist Steve Lehman are both musicians with little time for musical boundaries. Their CVs confirm this, but what they perhaps don't throw up so readily is that they are both closer to the future of this music than many of their contemporaries. In recent years, Crump has been an active member of pianist Vijay Iyer's small groups, while Lehman has been a member of Fieldwork, along with Iyer. This shared point of reference is of ...


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