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Avram Fefer and Bobby Few: Kindred Spirits

Read "Kindred Spirits" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Multiple reedist Avram Fefer and pianist Bobby Few team up here to play some jazz standards by Monk, Ellington, and Mingus--not what you'd expect from a pair of artists better known for their free jazz credentials. Few played for ten years with Steve Lacy, and Fefer put out several fine sets on the CIMP label; they ...

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Avram Fefer and Bobby Few: Kindred Spirits

Read "Kindred Spirits" reviewed by Chad Kushins

Sometimes lightning strikes twice. As proof, legendary expatriate Bobby Few has teamed with fellow sound explorer Avram Fefer for two fresh releases of very different character, and with near-perfect results.

On the aptly-titled Kindred Spirits, Few and Fefer offer a slower, more blues-laden repertoire than the more free jazz-oriented Heavenly Places. But don't let this accessibility ...

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Avram Fefer and Bobby Few: Heavenly Places

Read "Heavenly Places" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Saxophonist Avram Fefer and pianist Bobby Few seem something of a sonic odd couple. Few's majestically bluesy, classically-influenced, erudite-yet-free approach is full of flowing beauty, infused with a marrow-deep spirituality. Avram Fefer--especially on tenor--sounds at times like a ragged wound; not a punture or clean slice, but a deep raw scrape producing a big roaring sound ...