Food has altered its recipe again, and the results are delicious. The experimental jazz group has been a quartet and a duo with guests, and now it’s sort of a trio. The two leaders and founding members-British saxophonist Iain Ballamy and Norwegian drummer/keyboardist Thomas Strønen-return with their favorite Austrian guitarist, Christian Fennesz, for the eighth Food album and the ensemble’s third on ECM, This Is Not a Miracle. All three musicians are also credited with “electronics,” and this is important, for Food’s music relies as much as ever on electronic manipulation and alteration.
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