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David Torn: Forever Sharp and Vivid

Music, according to some, is in its impressionistic phase. Sounds, textures and motifs–in everything from electronica to hip hop–have taken the place of words as the preferred mode of communication.

Guitarist David Torn is among this new language’s most eloquent speakers. The restless guitar texturalist pops up in two trio formats, with sax player David Castiglione and drummer Chris Massey on Forever Sharp and Vivid (Lolo, 014-2,59:44) and Gtr Oblq (Knitting Factory, KFR 233, 59:15) with fellow guitar deconstructionists Vernon Reid and Elliot Sharp.

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