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Joey Baron and Barondown: Crackshot

From the opening strains of Baron’s sexy, teasing drum shots, Ellery Eskelin’s raucous tenor sax, and Steve Swell’s gutbucket trombone, you know that this is going to be a fun album. It’s free blowing, but with dynamic verve and a sense of whimsy.

This unique trio recording has Baron’s multi-layered, shifting patterns of rhythm bracing the meanderings of Swell and Eskelin, sometimes together in unison or harmony, and then on flights of fancy.

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