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Mark Dresser/Fred Frith/Ikue Mori: Later

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Guitarist Fred Frith is not anybody’s father’s guitar hero, but a player and thinker with his own particular range of interests and ideas. He’s not a jazz player, per se, but improvisation is central to his being, with a style that resonates within the classical-improv camp, and entails delicate abstraction, Asiana and rock-tinged noise making. Few guitarists abuse their instruments so beautifully. A few angles of Frith’s intriguing persona can be glimpsed at via this release, which is mostly realized without scores or preconceptions.

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