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Jazz Composers Alliance Saxophone Quartet: I’m Me and You’re Not: The Music of Darrell Katz

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This is the third album from the Boston-based Jazz Composers Alliance Saxophone Quartet, and it’s an ear-burner. Jazz is all about creativity and continual evolution, and both elements are here in abundance. Without a rhythm section, the reedsmen produce a groove via well-constructed interplay and well-controlled dynamics. The music ranges from Jimi Hendrix’s “Belly Button Window” to Jimmy Guiffre’s “The Train and the River” and Julius Hemphill’s “R&B.”

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