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Joe McPhee & J: Manhattan Tango

Read "Manhattan Tango" reviewed by John Kelman

Most free music can be daunting to the uninitiated. Free music where the instruments involved are incapable of chordal harmonies can be even more challenging. Freed of the reference points (or, as some free players would call them, constraints) of rhythm section instruments and more overtly harmonic definers, the result can often come across as dissonant, ...