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François Houle 5 + 1: Genera

Read "Genera" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

François Houle è una tra le menti più aperte della musica d'oggi. Si destreggia sicuro attraverso territori musicali lontani riuscendo sempre a trovare una linea d'intersezione che li possa collegare. Non è propriamente un jazzista: difficile trovare esecuzioni che rispettino il vocabolario storico del jazz, anche se l'eccezione di In the Vernacular: The Music of John ...

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Francois Houle 5 + 1: Genera

Read "Genera" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Celebrated Canadian progressive jazz clarinetist Francois Houle enlists an all-star support system for a comprehensive album that radiates numerous slants amid ethereal backwashes, scrappy improvisation and softly explorative passages. “Albatros" highlights the sextet's manifold capabilities. Propagated by Houle's buoyantly lilting stride, the band generates a deceptively complex primary theme based on odd-metered unison phrasings, spanning free-bop ...


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