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Rich Halley 5: The Outlier

Read "The Outlier" reviewed by Budd Kopman

The Outlier feels like the third part of a triptych which started with Creating Structure, followed by Eleven.

The former recording demonstrated how structure can be created during improvisation, while the latter how more- or-less composed music with structure can be the foundational basis for improvisation. The record at hand mixes the two concepts ...

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Rich Halley 5: The Outlier

Read "The Outlier" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Veteran Oregon saxophonist Rich Halley has assembled here a CD that combines the volcanic force of the 60's avant-garde with a modern fealty to rhythm.

On these ten tracks Halley and fellow Pacific Coast veterans, saxophonist Vinny Golia and trombonist Michael Vlatkovich storm and rumble wildly while bassist Clyde Reed and drummer Carson Halley ...

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Rich Halley 5: The Outlier

Read "The Outlier" reviewed by Mark Corroto

After a string of impressive quartet recordings, saxophonist Rich Halley adds multi-instrumentalist Vinny Golia to the lineup for The Outlier. The band is the Rich Halley 5, not the Rich Halley 4 + 1. There is an important distinction here. This session gives the impression of a functioning quintet, not just a guest appearance.