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Tineke Postma: The Traveller

Read "The Traveller" reviewed by David Adler

On Dutchwoman Tineke Postma's fourth outing, The Traveller, the young saxophonist leads a top-tier American lineup of Geri Allen (piano), Scott Colley (bass) and Terri Lyne Carrington (drums). Far from being overwhelmed, Postma holds her ground and even challenges the band with a set of strong original material, plus “Adagio 13," an adaptation of a string ...

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Sonny Simmons: The Traveller

Read "The Traveller" reviewed by Rex  Butters

Even at 72, the great Sonny Simmons still comes up with the unexpected. On The Traveller, the veteran musician nestles into beautiful compositions and arrangements by Vidar Johansen with a group augmented by an elite string quartet from the Oslo Philharmonic. Johansen surrounds Simmons in strong, open charts that create taut frameworks for improvisational weaving. The ...

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Sonny Simmons: The Traveller

Read "The Traveller" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Every time a new Sonny Simmons record is released, reviewers encourage listeners to wake up to this shadowy figure. Simmons has always been a guy hovering behind the glory. In the '60s he seemed a footnote to Ornette Coleman and Eric Dolphy, and listeners bought Ayler on ESP before Simmons. His rediscovery in the late '80s ...