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Bob Feldman: Triplicity

Bob Feldman’s Triplicity demonstrates how well small-group free improvisation can work when each of the players is committed to integrating his contributions with those of his colleagues. Tenorist/bamboo flutist Feldman, bassist Ken Filiano and the late drummer Walter Perkins respond immediately to each other’s ideas with supplementary or complementary ideas of their own, creating true collective improvisation. Some of the settings are based on Feldman’s sketches, while some others resulted when the trio, as the leader put it, “turned down the lights and simply trusted our ears.”

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