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Steve Swell/David Taylor Quartet: Double Diploid

A trombonist, bass trombonist and two percussionists are the sole musicians on Double Diploid, but too much sound swirls around on the disc for a phrase like “stripped down” or “spare” to come into play. Warren Smith and Chad Taylor each split time between trap kits and vibraphones, in at least one case playing both simultaneously. The two brassmen who lead the session introduce compositions that change shape and texture.

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