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David Friesen/Airto Moreira/Gary Barone: Ancient Kings

This is an organic set of meditative performances by the unusual trio of bass, percussion, and flugelhorn. Friesen, via electronics, often sets up a drone or ostinato bass pattern over which he states a melody with Barone. Moreira adds percussion seasoning. Friesen and Barone are both lyrical players, and the echoes of this session occasionally suggests a distilled Bitches Brew. Minor keys dominate.

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