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David Ake: Bridges

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No one should ever accuse David Ake of bowing to commercial dictates. Bridges is just the pianist’s third recording in 15 years, yet he doesn’t hype the sterling sextet (he’s with trumpeter Ralph Alessi, saxophonists Ravi Coltrane and Peter Epstein, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Mark Ferber) on the plainspoken jacket, and his 11 compositions are all over the stylistic map and dispatched in less than an hour.

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