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Jessica Jones Quartet: Nod

Read "Nod" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The title of the Jessica Jones Quartet's latest CD, Nod, is “Don" spelled backwards, a reverse tipping of the hat to Don Cherry, the trumpeter who ran with Ornette Coleman back in the early days of free jazz, on several groundbreaking albums of the genre. But here's the rub: the set doesn't have Cherry's sound; if ...

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Jessica Jones Quartet: Nod

Read "Nod" reviewed by John Kelman

Elegantly bridging the gap between free playing and more structured work, tenor saxophonist/pianist Jessica Jones and her quartet deliver a record that bucks convention while, remarkably, remaining somewhat true to it. Influenced as much by the Art Ensemble of Chicago as by Wayne Shorter and Jackie McLean, Nod comfortably traverses a variety of territories, including open-ended ...