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John Tchicai: John Tchicai

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The late Danish saxophonist John Tchicai lived and recorded predominantly in Europe, although he’s best known for several 1960s projects, some named for the American

city that housed him during those heady seminal years of the avant-garde: John Coltrane’s landmark Ascension, the New York Contemporary Five (with Archie Shepp), the New York Art Quartet (with Roswell Rudd) and New York Eye and Ear Control (an Albert Ayler-led film soundtrack session). This two-disc reissue, however, combines two albums recorded in Copenhagen in 1977 and 1987.

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