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Kanreki: Reflection & Renewal

Label: Not Two Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: Dragonfly Breath: Live at Zebulon; Essakane; Schemata and Heuristics for Four Clarinets; News from the Upper West Side; Splitting Up is Hard to Do; Live at the Hideout #1; Live at the Hideout #2; Live at the Hideout #3; Composite #8.

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Steve Swell: Kanreki: Reflection & Renewal

Read "Kanreki: Reflection & Renewal" reviewed by John Sharpe


To mark his sixtieth birthday (December 6, 2014), trombonist Steve Swell, long the pre-eminent trombonist on the NYC free jazz scene, invokes the Japanese custom of Kanreki. Although it is said to signal both a rebirth and a handing on of responsibilities, Swell shows no signs of allowing the occasion to inhibit his ambition. Over the ...


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