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Steve Coleman and Five Elements: Harvesting Semblances and Affinities

Read "Harvesting Semblances and Affinities" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

È dedicato al filosofo Raimondo Lullo quest'ultimo CD di Steve Coleman, che al jazz degli ultimi due decenni ha regalato le idee più fervide ed emozionanti. Anche qui la dimensione rituale è al centro di un mobilissimo percorso sonoro, volto a tradurre in termini musicali (i ritmi asimettrici) le corrispondenze fisiche e simboliche tra uomo e natura, tra ...

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Steve Coleman and Five Elements: Harvesting Semblances and Affinities

Read "Harvesting Semblances and Affinities" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Celebrated and highly influential alto saxophonist Steve Coleman reenters the progressive jazz context with his cutting-edge Five Elements band. A purveyor of M-Base processes, which are centered upon a synchronous balance between structure and improvisation, Coleman's odd-metered metrics revert to kaleidoscopic sentiment on “Clouds."

Trombonist Tim Albright launches the track with warmly stated choruses, underscored ...

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Steve Coleman and Five Elements: Harvesting Semblances and Affinities

Read "Harvesting Semblances and Affinities" reviewed by Troy Collins

As the founder of the M-Base movement, alto saxophonist Steve Coleman has been at the forefront of advances in jazz composition for 25 years. Culled from traditions with roots in the diverse music of the African Diaspora, M-Base's intricate fusion of syncopated rhythms and polyphonic harmonies has provided a vivacious, forward-thinking alternative to staid conventions for ...