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James Emery Septet: Spectral Domains

Three decades of picking obliques with Leroy Jenkins, Anthony Braxton and bending Monk-bebop-blues notes with the String Trio Of New York have evolved acoustic guitarist James Emery into a formidable improviser/composer/arranger with a particularly unique chordal-melodic-harmonicsix-string flow.

On the new Spectral Domains, Emery takes his jazz cipher to the next level via the instrumental color-expanding construct of the septet. Anchored-pushed-pulled-lifted by the spirit-cosmic-yin/yang fission set off by demigod freestylers like Marty Ehrlich, Chris Speed (flute, alto/soprano sax; tenor sax/clarinet, respectively) and Mark Feldman (violin), Emery serves up 10 emotionally-nuanced/harmonically-complex tracks.

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