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Ran Blake/Sara Serpa: Camera Obscura

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In her as-yet brief but prolific recording career, vocalist and composer Sara Serpa has balanced two stellar compatriots, alternating between duo projects with pianist Ran Blake and small combo sessions anchored by guitarist André Matos. The Lisbon-born Serpa ranks among the most exciting avant-gardists on the New York scene, and Primavera, her first venture alone with Matos (though special guests accent five of its 14 tracks), takes their shared audacity to breathtaking heights.

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