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Hans Lüdemann - Trio Ivoire: Desert Pulse

Read "Desert Pulse" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Pianist Hans Ludemann's past is steeped in modern and outside jazz realms amid his affiliations with trombonist Albert Mangelsdorf, pianist Paul Bley and other forward-looking explorers. But as the liner notes point out, the artist switched gears after a trip to West Africa in 1999 where he met balaphone performer Aly Keita who uses the melodic / percussive mallet instrument on this set. Whereas, special guests include, trumpeter Reiner Winterschladen who injects an additional jazz flavor along with Ballake Sissoko ...


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