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Mark Lomax Trio: Isis and Osiris

Read "Isis and Osiris" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Record collectors and DJs are fond of the term “spiritual jazz." Like most colloquialisms, its meaning is nebulous and vague; more emotional than factual, more indicative of a feeling that the music projects, as opposed to a distinct lineage or coterie of musicians. For many, the term refers to jazz that incorporates African and Middle Eastern ...


The Mark Lomax Trio: The State of Black America

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Album onestissimo, anche se magari non altrettanto superlativo in quanto a originalità, questo The State of Black America vede all'opera il trio del batterista Mark Lomax, nel quale si mette in evidenza Edwin Bayard, grazie ad una felice sintesi di diversi magisteri tenoristici, dal persino scontato binario Trane/Rollins, a modelli più lontani (Hawkins e Webster, per esempio), il tutto ...