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Lou Grassi, Tom Varner, Ron Horton, Tomas Ulrich: Neo Neo

Read "Neo Neo" reviewed by David Adler

Neo Neo is a collaborative project conceived by drummer Lou Grassi, with Tom Varner on French horn, Ron Horton on trumpet, and Tomas Ulrich on cello. The recording is extremely dry and acoustic in texture, with an unusually quiet recording level — all in keeping with the philosophy of Creative Improvised Music Projects, a label that ...

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Lou Grassi - Tom Varner - Ron Horton - Tomas Ulrich: Neo Neo

Read "Neo Neo" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

On Neo Neo, we are presented with an East Coast-based modern jazz power quartet featuring musicians who are equally proficient at skirting the edges of jazz theory or weaving mainstream ideologies into the “new” jazz approach, which unto itself elicits broad connotations. With this recent release, drummer Lou Grassi combines the talents of trumpeter Ron Horton, ...

Grassi/ Varner/ Horton/ Ulrich: Neo Neo

Read "Neo Neo" reviewed by Derek Taylor

With a pair of notable recent releases the CIMP team has returned their attentions to improvising groups who are experimenting in chamber jazz structures and instrumentation. Several earlier releases in the label’s catalog have explored this musical terrain with great success and it’s wonderful to see more music in this vein being brought to light. The ...