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RIDD Quartet: Fiction Avalanche

Read "Fiction Avalanche" reviewed by John Sharpe

What makes a great free jazz record? Spirited interplay, unpredictability, extended technique, energy, variety, spontaneous arrangements that defy notation and a sense of structure and purpose are some of the ingredients evoked by the debut disc from the RIDD Quartet.

Monikered after their initials, the collective of upcoming New York-based musicians is jointly ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

RIDD Quartet: Fiction Avalanche

Read "Fiction Avalanche" reviewed by Troy Collins

Fiction Avalanche is the debut recording of a formidable young collective, the RIDD Quartet. Pianist Kris Davis, saxophonist Jon Irabagon, bassist Reuben Radding and drummer Jeff Davis are bandleaders at the forefront of a new Brooklyn scene, one which subtly incorporates the vagaries of myriad genres and styles into new avenues for exploration.

Consisting ...