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Mario Pavone: Boom

Read "Boom" reviewed by Sean Patrick Fitzell

Bassist/composer Mario Pavone split his previous CD between trio and quintet groupings. On Boom he takes the mean, leading an adventurous quartet with longtime collaborator pianist Peter Madsen, omnipresent drummer Matt Wilson, and the industrious Tony Malaby, Pavone's most recent saxophone foil. The quartet deftly navigates Pavone's charts with tightly knit, rhythmically charged ensemble heads and ...

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Mario Pavone: Boom

Read "Boom" reviewed by John Kelman

Some artists determinedly eschew all obvious sense of tradition in their music; others use it as a building block to something new. One of the things that differentiate so-called creative music from free jazz is its apparent lack of ties to the American jazz tradition. While free jazz can be as extreme in its exploration, there ...

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Mario Pavone: Boom

Read "Boom" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Mario Pavone brings in a stripped down version of the band he has worked with in the recent past for Boom. He couldn't have done better than choose these three players. They chip in and put all the pieces together so compactly that it would be hard to imagine any other band reaching in and reacting ...

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Chris Lacinak: Boom

Read "Boom" reviewed by Eric J. Iannelli

The songs on Boom have an air of familiarity, as if you've heard them somewhere but can't quite remember where or when (a form of déjà vu, incidentally, which commonly afflicts Hart/Rodgers fans). Yet the odds that listeners have heard these before, especially if they are discovering New Orleans (by way of a ten-year stint in ...