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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Drake/Gahnold/Parker - The Last Dances (Ayler, 2007) ***

Swedish alto sax player meets again with Hamid Drake and William Parker, after last year's "... And William Danced". Nice enough album, yet no big surprises. The music is free bop, with long and expansive pieces, with Drake and Parker at their usual best, Gahnold not too adventurous, melodious in his improvizations, with a raw edge to his tone, sticking close to the core theme, but as said, fun enough. Easy to download from Ayler Records, or Allaboutjazz, or Klicktrack. Enjoyable.


Monsieur Singh said...

dear stef,

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