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Vinny Golia: Music for Like Instruments; The Clarinets

Here’s hoping that, one of these days, some hip musicologist delves deep into the work of Vinny Golia. L.A.’s version of Anthony Braxton deserves the consideration, given the length, breadth and depth of his career in leftward-leaning jazz–a career that, like Braxton’s, is still going strong. This is the third volume of Golia’s Music for Like Instruments series. Like the last one I reviewed–devoted to E-flat saxophones–this one for clarinet quintet is full of imaginative composition and arranging, enlivened by a generous dollop of improvisation.

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