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Paul Dunmall Octet: Bridging The Great Divide

Read "Bridging The Great Divide" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Let’s face it, the idea of an improvising octet recording conjures thoughts of Machine Gun, the Peter Brötzmann's full frontal assault from 1969. It’s a masterpiece, but you cannot hum along with it, and honestly, besides scaring your neighbors, why play it more than once? Listenability is the reason to drop the needle, er ...

Great Divide

Label: Cuneiform Records
Released: 2001
Track listing: Part One; Part Two; Part Three; Part Four; Part Five; A Passage Through the Great Divide.

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Paul Dunmall Octet: Great Divide

Read "Great Divide" reviewed by AAJ Staff

One must respect the impressive experience shared among the players on Great Divide. In various groups led by Paul Dunmall and Elton Dean, as well as Keith Tippett's Mujician, the musicians in Dunmall's current Octet have committed a lot of fine music to record. Great Divide continues in this offbeat tradition, offering a series of pieces ...

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Paul Dunmall Octet: BeBop Starburst

Read "BeBop Starburst" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

“BeBop Starburst” is the 2nd release by the brilliant British saxophonist Paul Dunmall and his Octet. All constituents of the extraordinary free jazz band Mujician (see February 1999 Modern Jazz Reviews) appear on this project; however, this is not Mujician plus “4” as some might expect. “BeBop Starburst” aggressively takes on its own identity from the ...


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