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Andrew Cyrille Quintet: Ode To The Living Tree

A vital and very much underrated percussionist and bandleader, Cyrille, of Caribbean descent, always brings a sense of the Motherland to his music, whether exploring free landscapes, or structured outings like most on this date. Apropos this was recorded in Dakar, Senegal during an African sojourn. The band is a robust assemblage of David Murray on tenor sax and bass clarinet, Oliver Lake on alto sax, keyboardist Adegoke Steve Colson, bassist Fred Hopkins and guest Senegalese percussionist Mor Thiam on two tracks.

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