Jamie Stewardson is a striking player affiliated with the New England Conservatory. He fronts an extraordinary quintet on his sophomore outing, with Tony Malaby on tenor, Alexei Tsiganov on vibes, John Hebert on bass and George Schuller on drums. This is advanced, tough-skinned music, meticulous in structure but without a hint of academic stiffness. It also happens to be one of Malaby’s most compelling appearances on record.
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