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Purple Dark Opal

Label: Aerophonic Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: To The Quick.

Purple Dark Opal

Label: Aerophonic Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: To The Quick.

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Kuzu: Purple Dark Opal

Read "Purple Dark Opal" reviewed by John Sharpe

Hard as it is to believe, the wonderful Hiljaisuus (Aerophonic, 2019) documented the first encounter between Chicago reedman Dave Rempis, North Carolina-based Bhutanese guitarist Tashi Dorji and drummer Tyler Damon, under the banner Kuzu. On the basis of that triumph, the musicians put together a twenty-date US tour. For their follow up release, Purple Dark Opal, ...

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Kuzu: Purple Dark Opal

Read "Purple Dark Opal" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Chicago saxophonist Dave Rempis has recorded thirty albums as a leader and more than another thirty as a sideman. Best known for his own Rempis Percussion Quartet and the Vandermark Five, the free jazz legend teams up with guitarist Tashi Dorji and drummer Tyler Damon, under the name Kuzu. Purple Dark Opal is their third release, ...

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Kuzu: Purple Dark Opal

Read "Purple Dark Opal" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Thank your lucky stars that Kuzu's previous disc Hiljaisuus (Aerophonic/Astral Spirits, 2019) was not a one-off meeting. That recording, their first concert together in 2017, inspired the trio to tour and explore their brand of free jazz. Purple Dark Opal, recorded live in Milwaukee in October 2018, found the trio in the midst of an extended ...


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