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Avram Fefer Quartet: Testament (Clean Feed)

Avram Fefer cuts a raffish figure on this quality quartet date for the left-tilting Clean Feed imprint. Galvanized by a rhythm section well-practiced in the acts of rangy groove-making and barbed gesticulating, the saxophonist delivers a statement that’s raggedly charming, true to form and, at times, deeply moving. The trio of Fefer, bassist Eric Revis, … Read More “Avram Fefer Quartet: Testament (Clean Feed)”

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Eric Revis: City of Asylum

What makes improvised music such a unique art is that each piece can be created only by those people, there, in that moment. City of Asylum, the splendid new record from bassist Eric Revis, pianist Kris Davis and drummer Andrew Cyrille, could have been made only by those three musicians, at New York’s Samurai Hotel, … Read More “Eric Revis: City of Asylum”

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Eric Revis: Parallax

Judged by current demographics, bassist Eric Revis’ second album as a leader brings together a Chicagoan (tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Ken Vandermark) and three New Yorkers (Revis, pianist Jason Moran and drummer Nasheet Waits). But you get a stronger sense of the sprawl-attitudinal and stylistic-that defines Parallax by factoring in the musicians’ hometowns. Revis, a … Read More “Eric Revis: Parallax”

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