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Little Women: Throat I-VII

Underground until 2008, the Brooklyn-based improvisational group, Little Women, debuts a full-length album, lasting a beautifully symmetrical 41:14 minutes, called Throat I-VII. Consisting of alto saxman Darius Jones, tenor sax player Travis LaPlante, guitarist Andrew Smiley and drummer Jason Nazary, this group breaks barriers with its wide-open, potentially controversial, sound exploration.

Pluralistically rich with music that pushes boundaries, this recording radiates formality. The brash noisiness of “Throat I” is planned. Careful attention reveals a definite shape molded by the saxes; the guitar only tangles the sound waves that propel the music’s charge.

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