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Kneebody: Chapters (Edition)

Moving through disparate meters, genres, and modulations with well-oiled sophistication, Kneebody upends jazz convention, morphing funk, jazz, dance, electronic, chamber, and everything in between. At the root of their sound sit the profound drums of Nate Wood. To hear him live is to understand the genesis of this multi-headed organism that rolls funky drums below … Read More “Kneebody: Chapters (Edition)”

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Ben Wendel: Frame

Frame should be a mess. It’s an eclectic zigzag of contemporary styles, played in configurations ranging from duo to full sextet, with multireedist (but primarily tenor saxophonist) Ben Wendel rotating between axes and keyboards rotating between players (Gerald Clayton and Tigran Hamasyan on piano, Adam Benjamin on Rhodes). But it all holds brilliantly together through … Read More “Ben Wendel: Frame”

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