On the brief “Gemini (Phase 1),” accompanied only by drummer E.J. Strickland, Sean Jones is all over his horn in an access of high, fast, busy, trumpet playing. The liner-note essay says, “He spits out a series of notes that swirl, dart and soar….” They do so to no discernible purpose beyond spitting, swirling, darting and soaring. The exhibition is apparently intended to disclose the passionate side of Jones’ Gemini personality. That may make sense to an astrologer, but it is unfortunate as a musical first impression.
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