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Raf Vertessen Quartet: LOI

Read "LOI" reviewed by John Sharpe


Belgian drummer Raf Vertessen's quartet unites a mouth-watering array of talent, and he keeps them busy on his leadership debut LOI. Since arriving in Brooklyn, in 2016, Vertessen has dug in deep, enlisting saxophonist Anna Webber, trumpeter Adam O'Farrill and bassist Nick Dunston, all acclaimed leaders in their own right, to realize his charts in a ...

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LOI

Label: El Negocito Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: LOI; #1; #4; Layers; #14; Fake 3:7; IRR (1) & #3; Cardinali 2+3; #2.

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Raf Vertessen: LOI

Read "LOI" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Since relocating from his native Belgium to New York City, superb drummer and wily composer Raf Vertessen has ingratiated his talents into the region's always burgeoning improv and avant-garde musicscape, performing with upper-echelon musicians, evidenced on this first-rate debut as a leader. Here, the drummer cites influences from the dynamic international contingent of 1960s ...


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