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Malachi Favors Maghostut/Tatsu Aoki: 2 x 4

Well, the pairing of these two bassists and sonic explorers certainly amounts to a wellspring of possibilities. What could have resulted in a cacophony of nonsense or exclusive navel-gazing becomes an enchanting summit meeting that forgoes conventional song structure, and thereby delivers a Zen-like collection of conversation that varies in tone and texture. The folkish “On-Do, Ondo” draws on Aoki’s Asian heritage, while the intrepid, “Call of the Dogon” exudes the over-arching explorations of vintage-AACM. A highly recommended listening.

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