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Phil Stockli Quintet: Third Eye

Read "Third Eye" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The title of this disc may be slightly misleading. If its creator, saxophonist Phil Stockli, is to be taken at his word, you should be transported on an astral expedition, the kind of which Pharoah Sanders and Dr. Lonnie Liston Smith regularly course. Or you may expect to experience a sense a moving inner spirit. This ...

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Ben Allison & Medicine Wheel: Third Eye

Read "Third Eye" reviewed by David Adler

The next time someone tells you that jazz is dead, hit them upside the skull with a copy of Third Eye. Bassist and bandleader Ben Allison is simply a towering talent, a jazz innovator, and he’s put to tape some of the grittiest, prettiest music I’ve ever heard.

Instrumentation-wise, the ensemble is slightly offbeat: two ...

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Ben Allison: Third Eye

Read "Third Eye" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Bassist/composer Ben Allison has been making lots of waves these days. A recent profile in “Downbeat” magazine discloses that Ben is among the top 25 young jazz cats on the scene. Also, Mr. Allison is the founder, Composer-in-Residence and Artistic Director of the New York City based Jazz Composers Collective. Here, with Allison’s third release, Third ...

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Ben Allison & Medicine Wheel: Third Eye

Read "Third Eye" reviewed by Jack Bowers

This is bassist Allison’s second recording with his group Medicine Wheel, and again he has mapped out an astute game plan and brought together sidemen who are capable of carrying it out. Allison, the founder and artistic director of the Jazz Composers Collective in New York City, is far more interested in the broad panorama of ...