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Lars-Goran Ulander Trio: Live at Glenn Miller Café

Ornette Coleman gave saxophonists permission to explore the infinite, opening things up to such an extent that another sax player might obviously be inspired by him yet sound completely different. It’s a stretch to say Swedish alto saxophonist Lars-Goran Ulander sounds nothing like Coleman; the pleading tone is similar, as is his nervously aggressive, not-quite-bop way of phrasing. Yet while Ulander’s concept is certainly derived in large part from Coleman’s, his personality is clearly his own.

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