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avantNOIR

Label: Clean Feed Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: Fillmore Street; The Ballad of Big Flora; Army Street; Medley on the Big Knockover (Green St. / At Larrouy’s Bar / Montgomery St.); A Bird in the Hand; Quinn’s Serenade ; Ghosts (Black and White, then Blue); Babel.

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Lisa Mezzacappa: avantNOIR

Read "avantNOIR" reviewed by Nicola Negri

avantNOIR--an homage to the tradition of hard-boiled fiction and film noir? The imaginary soundtrack for an abstract crime novel? A reimagining of Fifties' jazz combos through the language of avant-garde? This new record by bassist Lisa Mezzacappa is all of the above and much, much more. Equally inspired by the hard-boiled novels of ...

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Lisa Mezzacappa: avantNOIR

Read "avantNOIR" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The underlying story for this album by West Coast bassist, composer and improviser, Lisa Mezzacappa emanates from her fascination with Paul Auster's New York Trilogy, Dashiell Hammett's crime stories and similar literary works. Hence, the program casts a visual of nighttime in an intimidating metropolis. Toss in several progressive jazz motifs that parallel an action-packed detective ...


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