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Kali. Z. Fasteau: Making Waves

Here multi-instrumentalist Fasteau plays a set of duos with tenor saxophonist Kidd Jordan and pianist Bobby Few (bassist Sirone makes it a trio with Few and the leader on a couple of tracks). The results are mixed. Jordan and Few are almost uniformly superb. Jordan’s intensity, his sound and the fluidity with which he gets around the horn are arresting. Few’s approach is occasionally a bit florid for my taste, yet he’s a fine player with a wonderful touch. Sirone is fine in a spare, supporting role.

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