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Noah Kaplan Quartet: Cluster Swerve

Read "Cluster Swerve" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Saxophonist Noah Kaplan's second album for the Switzerland-based hatOLOGY label equates to a six-year gap, following his debut, Descendants (2011). But the artist has been productive by pushing the envelope via his multi-purposed activities with various ensembles amid his status as a PhD candidate in Music Composition at prestigious Princeton University. He skirts the free-zone here, ...

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Noah Kaplan Quartet: Descendants

Read "Descendants" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Schooled at the knee of microtonal innovator Joe Maneri and supported by Maneri collaborator Joe Morris on his first release as a leader, saxophonist Noah Kaplan's Descendants is quite the auspicious debut.

Kaplan's music is an archeological dig that unearths the remains of mummified blues and early jazz--at least a well-preserved jazz sound once rediscovered ...