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Wadada Leo Smith / Jack DeJohnette: America

Read "America" reviewed by Troy Collins

Originally proposed to ECM Records in 1979, the collaboration of trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith and drummer Jack DeJohnette has finally found new life in America. Recorded last year in Bill Laswell's New Jersey studio (but without his heavy-handed production aesthetic), this unadorned acoustic session documents two of the world's most versatile and virtuosic improvisers working through ...

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Cooper-Moore & Assif Tsahar: America

Read "America" reviewed by Rex  Butters

After adopting a low profile following the breakup of William Parker’s In Order to Survive band, Cooper-Moore returns very high profile in duet with leather-lunged reed man Assif Tsahar, who also brings acoustic guitar. Cooper-Moore, known for a pianistic range that allows him to be elegiac or shred, adds his homemade diddley-bo and mouth bow, as ...

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Assif Tsahar/Cooper-Moore: America

Read "America" reviewed by Jeff Stockton

I suppose America should be categorized as jazz, since it was made by two musicians who have played jazz in the past. The underrecorded Cooper-Moore usually appears on piano, and Assif Tsahar is best known for his Ayler/late Coltrane-style tenor saxophone workouts—and these men play those instruments here, but this is a recording that defies categorization. ...

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Cooper-Moore & Assif Tsahar: America

Read "America" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Half protest statement and half call for renewal, America offers a wonderful combination of the familiar and the unexpected. The heartland music known as Americana--for lack of a better term--meets up here with an eager partner in the form of improvisation.

As a definitive missive of social protest, the opening track presents the only ...