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David Braid Sextet: Zhen: David Braid Sextet Live Volume II

Read "Zhen: David Braid Sextet Live Volume II" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Zhen feels like an important record: the compositions make big impressions, the playing is intense, and the sound is joyous. On this live set, we are listening to David Braid's regular sextet, which has been together since 2001 and was recently heard on Vivid (2004). That album, together with Mnemosyne's March (2006), another live album with ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

David Braid Sextet: Zhen: David Braid Sextet Live Volume II

Read "Zhen: David Braid Sextet Live Volume II" reviewed by John Kelman

In the two years since Vivid: The David Braid Sextet Live, the pianist has been involved in an increasing number of projects. This year has been particularly busy, with the release of the Murley/Braid Quartet's Mnemosyne's March (Cornerstone, 2006) and Beginnings (Nimmons 'n' Music, 2006), a spontaneous series of improvisations with Canadian clarinet legend Phil Nimmons. ...