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Mark Dresser and Denman Maroney: Time Changes

While Mark Dresser is best known as one of avant-garde jazz’s leading bassists (he was a long-standing member of the Marilyn Crispell-era Anthony Braxton Quartet), pianist Denman Maroney is known primarily (on recordings, anyway) as one of Dresser’s most faithful collaborators. It’s a great matchup: Both Dresser (whose firm, dark-hued, robust tone is marvelously Mingus-y at times) and Maroney-credited with “hyperpiano,” as his keyboard’s innards are altered a la John Cage and Henry Cowell’s prepared pianos-employ extended techniques, stretching and expanding beyond what’s typically thought to be their instruments’ ranges.

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