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Aram Shelton: Arrive

There’s an Ornette Coleman-ish plaint to alto saxophonist Aram Shelton’s sound, filtered through an AACM-ish sensibility circa the late-1970s. Shelton’s clear, vocalic tone and austere phrasing remind me of a young Henry Threadgill, as does the way he combines a jazz outlook with classically derived compositional strategies. Joining Shelton on Arrive are bassist Jason Roebke and drummer Tim Daisy as well as vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz.

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