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Marshall Allen Quartet: Mark-N-Marshall: Tuesday

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Mark-N-Marshall: Tuesday is a rather subdued outing for alto saxophonist and veteran Sun Ra affiliate Marshall Allen, but that doesn’t mean that it lacks adventure. In tenor saxophonist Mark Whitecage, Allen has found a kindred spirit, one who can dance around and intersect through Allen’s oblique passages without forging the melody as on the loose-limb reading of Thelonious Monk’s “Well You Needn’t,” and soar parallel as on the subversively funky “My Funny Valentine.”

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