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Bernie Worrell: Elevation: The Upper Air

Read "Elevation: The Upper Air" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Alert Manfred Eicher, somebody has stolen one of his pianists! Certainly in a blindfold test, most listeners would mistake Elevation: The Upper Air for a release by ECM Records, probably identifying the pianist as Marcin Wasilewski or Tord Gustavsen before ever guessing it was by one of the founders of Parliament/Funkadelic, Bernie Worrell.

But ...

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Akira Sakata & Giovanni Di Domenico: Iruman

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Surprisingly, Iruman is saxophonist Akira Sakata's first piano duo recording in his forty-plus year career. The question this disc raises is not why did it take him so long to record in this format, but could another duo performance eclipse this one?

Sakata has been flag bearer of the Japanese free jazz movement since ...