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Fred Taylor & Inquest : Processional

Propulsive little grooves run through floating atmospheres in the debut release from drummer Fred Taylor’s Inquest quartet, carrying the listener along in a sort of rhythmic jet stream. Guitarist Gary Rollins is the primary melodic voice early on, crafting serpentine soliloquies over the leader’s stuttering cadences and James Clark’s flowing lines on electric and acoustic bass. Later, saxophonist-flutist Craig Lawrence adds a melancholy touch to the proceedings, soaring like a balloon through “Icarus” and buffeted by breezes in the title track.

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