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Glenn Spearman/Dominic Duval: Working With the Elements

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Moderate pacing typifies the Glenn Spearman-Dominic Duvall duets and the trio with Duvall, Joe McPhee and Jay Rosen. Spearman tried gravitating from the Frank Wright power tenor on Working with the Elements, recorded in summer 1998, a few months before his demise. He’s concentrating more on patterns here; but not all his ruminations are convincing-several have the effect of woodshedding. Still, the nine offer interaction, and despite apparent tenor dominance, the even-handedness of Spearman’s performances is evident.