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Dennis Gonzalez: Ts'iibil Chaaltun

Read "Ts'iibil Chaaltun" reviewed by Don Phipps

Dennis Gonzalez's trio, Ataraxia is comprised of trumpet (Gonzalez), bass (Drew Phelps), and percussion (Jagath Lakpriya), a mix of instruments that on the surface would alone suggest interesting music. And their double album, Ts'iibil Chaaltun, does not disappoint. There's a lot of desert in this music... large rocks that jut from the sand, dunes that stretch ...

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Drew Phelps: Round to It

Read "Round to It" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Bassist Drew Phelps grew up in North Texas, in Denton to be exact. While playing bass guitar while in junior high school, he was tuned onto the music of the Allman Brothers and Freddie King. During the 1980's Phelps hooked up with veteran modern jazz musicians like James Clay and Nuradeen Fameen and after a two-year ...