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Direct Speech

Label: PATA Music
Released: 2008

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Norbert Stein / Pata Generators: Direct Speech

Read "Direct Speech" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Since 1986 German saxophonist Norbert Stein has issued fifteen albums under his emblematic Pata Music moniker, which is based on Frenchman Alfred Jarry's ideologies pertaining to physics and unreal logic, among other factors. In turn, Stein's compositional prowess includes what he refers to as “composed spheres," enacted by the soloists' options to rearrange various movements of ...

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Norbert Stein / Pata Generators: Direct Speech

Read "Direct Speech" reviewed by Nic Jones


There'll always be a lot to be said for music that takes in the rambunctious swagger of David Murray's tenor sax playing and Willem Breuker Kollektif's near-irreverence and this release underlines the point nicely. Stein's tenor sax has something also of Al Cohn's later tone, although it's imbued with such a different swagger that the comparison ...


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