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John Lindberg: Resurrection of a Dormant Soul

Though logistics probably rule out their coming together on more than an annual basis-Lindberg is a U.S. resident, the rest are spread across Europe and Scandanavia-this assemblage of the bassist-leader, pianist Eric Watson, and trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff and drummer Ed Thigpen, certainly feels like a band. This being their third outing together they have developed an admirable simpatico and complement each other with obvious relish and enjoyment. They have established a real dialogue that is rare in musicians with such disparate backgrounds. And though Lindberg is the listed leader, this really feels like a working co-op.

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