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Trombonilla: Terminal Clarity

Luis Bonilla’s third disc as a leader, recorded live at New York’s Jazz Gallery, draws extensively on the trombonist’s time with Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy to create an environment of loose-limbed improvisation and fertile harmonies, tempered with a large dollop of Latin soul. Along with saxophonists Donny McCaslin and Peter Brainin, Bonilla slips, slides and scurries around some mesmerizing patterns from the rhythm section, neatly balancing the cerebral with the down-and-dirty.

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