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Joe Henry

Joe Henry

What do you get when you combine maverick producer Craig Street, pianist Brad Mehldau, drummer Brian Blade, guitarist Marc Ribot, bassist Me’Shell NdegéOcello, alto-saxophone legend Ornette Coleman and the gifted pop singer-songwriter Joe Henry? Scar (Mammoth), a visceral CD dedicated, in part, to Coleman and Richard Pryor.

Sound a bit lofty for a pop record? Not when you consider Henry’s previous eight albums and their creative sonic environments, like his 1990 album Shuffletown, which featured trumpeter Don Cherry and bassist Cecil McBee.

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