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Chris Klaxton: Collage

Read "Collage" reviewed by James Nadal

With each release, the current crop of young lions demonstrate they have what it takes to come up with novel ideas, keeping the music renewed. Since his 2014 debut of “Starcode,"--a foray into cosmic jazz--trumpeter Chris Klaxton has remained perpetually engaged and appears not to slow down on Collage , a patchwork of progressive jazz injected with futuristic nuances. Backed by most of the musicians from his first record, Klaxton's compositions are conceptual and focused. “Arise Automation," opens ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Chris Klaxton: Starcode

Read "Starcode" reviewed by James Nadal

Oftentimes the back story behind the motivation and inspiration for songs compiled on a record is just as fascinating as the music itself. Case in point is trumpeter Chris Klaxton, whose interest in subjects as diverse as astrophysics, the intellectual philosophies of Ouspensky and Gurdjieff, and spiritual continuity of life, culminated in his recording Starcode. Though all of this might sound complicated when applied to jazz, his music is grounded and accessible,implemented with profound sensitivity. The title track ...


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