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Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures with Organic Orchestra Strings: Both/And

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Both/And is more world music than jazz, befitting Moving Pictures, a malleable group of improvisers composer and percussionist Adam Rudolph helped form in 1992. The pieces included here are pensive even at their briefest; the clearest antecedent is the dawning fusion of Miles Davis’ In a Silent Way, but there’s more, from the sprung blues of “Love’s Light” to the prickly jungle clatter of “Blues in Orbit.” The sonics are all over the place, spanning saxophonist Ralph M. Jones’ squonk forays on “Dance Drama Part 2,” the string pastorale of the title track, and the interplay between Jones’ soprano and Organic Orchestra Strings on “Tree Line (Call),” a sumptuous, even romantic, track.

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