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Fulminate Trio: Fulminate Trio

This daring trio of drummer Michael Evans, guitarist Anders Nilsson and in-demand free-jazz bassist Ken Filiano operates on a delicate, acute-listening dynamic for half of this experimental ECM-ish program (particularly on Carla Bley’s “Floater” and Nilsson’s ambient “Sound Fear”). But they are also capable of exploding with rock-fueled dissonance and bombast, as on Evans’ “Road Runner.” Filiano, a deep-toned anchor on upright, contributes extraordinary arco work throughout, while Evans shines in rubato situations, à la Paul Motian. And Nilsson is steeped in the renegade six-string tradition of Bill Frisell, David Torn, Terje Rypdal and Fred Frith.

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