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Fred Hess and Boulder Creative Music Ensemble: North Street Park

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BCME, directed by tenor saxophonist Hess, proves that jazz on the edge doesn’t have to be a battle with the inexpressible-that even in its explosiveness and unpredictability there can be a level of stasis that’s alluring to the most unacquainted fan. The musical ideas are launched in a historical context, with most cuts starting and ending on familiar ground.

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