Innovative vibist Matthias Lupri issues an implied challenge with his latest album, Transition Sonic (Summit): to listen intelligently and repeatedly. His compositional style is so carefully woven that themes recur like old friends in different clothes. He has even written a brief “Sonic Prelude”-somewhat in the style of an opera overture that contains arias to be heard later. In fact, the prelude segues into “Sonic” without a break.
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