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Bird's Ticket

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: A Confluence in Chi-Town; Bird's Ticket; Taurus on the Run; Taurus and Virgo; Dragon Rose; Chicago Eight; Elements; The Wizard; In Other Words; Reflecting Pool.

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Article: Album Review

Carlos Vega: Bird's Ticket

Read "Bird's Ticket" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Saxophonist Carlos Vega's band crackles. The sound of “A Confluence in Chi-Town," the opener on his Bird's Ticket recording, has an on-the-edge urgency in its distinctive approach to the standard jazz quintet format--bass/drums/keyboard rhythm section and a trumpet and a saxophone--a line up like Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie used. Vega, a veteran of ...


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