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Blasie Siwula/Luciano Troja/John Murchison: Beneath the Ritual

Read "Beneath the Ritual" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The biggest slice of the free jazz stew is cooked up with--going back to the beginnings of alto saxophonist Ornette Coleman's artistry--a horn or two stirred in with bass and drums. The chording instrument--guitar or piano--is generally optional. But when a piano sits in, the potential for sweetening the sound bounces up big time. Consider Coleman's rare outings with the piano: Colors: Live From Liepzig (Harmolodic/Verve, 1996) and the simultaneously-released Sound Museum Hidden Man and Sound Museum Three Women (Harmolodic, ...


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