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Bill Cole Untempered Ensemble: Seasoning the Greens

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The music starts with long, very low sounds-didgeridoo, tuba, bowed bass together-that is guaranteed to shake your bricks and rattle your insides. The program is a medley of exotic settings, each with its distinctive fetching rhythms, textures and instrumental colors, and you can file Seasoning the Greens under jazz/world music.

With track titles like “South Indian Festival Rhythm,” “Ghanaian Funeral Rhythm” and “Colombian Rhythm,” it should be no surprise that the swinging drummer Warren Smith is this septet’s central figure. He plays his kit with special care for the organization and spacing of resonant wood, metal and skin sounds; his exotic patterns and dynamics chiaroscuro are attractive, and the most interesting piece, “The Triple Towers of Kyongbokkang,” is his composition. Along with Smith’s Asian and African rhythms, Atticus Cole plays bongos and congas and William Parker plays bass-here in American four-beat, there in dancing patterns.

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