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The Brass Fantasies of Lester Bowie

Lester Bowie

Brass Fantasy is the unruly realization of a Lester Bowie dream.

Bowie, of course, is the virtuosic trumpeter who has brought a unique blend of bite and perspective to the avant garde over the past 30 years. His probing, roots-aware playing embraces the length and breadth of the brass tradition in jazz, bringing in other musical lines from cultures around the world, and fusing them in a style that is at once aesthetically demanding and playful-“Serious Fun,” as one of his recordings suggests.

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