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Rob Reddy’s Gift Horse: A Hundred Jumping Devils

Rob Reddy’s Gift Horse sextet sounds like no other ensemble. Employing French horn and violin alongside Reddy’s saxophones, with Mino Cinelu providing rich percussion sans drum kit, the group creates a forward-thinking yet rustic sound that is of everyplace and no place. Reddy’s plainspoken sax playing takes on tones strangely akin to Celtic piping as the group tackles a succession of angular compositions, ranging from the infectious groove of “The Unnamable” to sparse improvisational atmospherics.

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