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Bill Cole: Proverbs for Sam

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Bill Cole, Coltrane scholar and player of several exotic double-reed instruments, salutes his late friend and collaborator alto saxophonist Sam Furnace on this collection of extended live performances. The disc features four 2001 cuts on which both men share the frontline with lower brass player Joseph Daley. Bassist William Parker holds things together, leaving room for percussionists Warren Smith and Atticus Cole to roam free or bring marimba to the sound. Cooper-Moore adds to the mix with his homemade diddley bow, rim drums and spirited wailing. The proverbs in the title refer to rather lengthy philosophies of the Yorubas of Nigeria that title each track.

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