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Geof Bradfield: Yes, and … Music for Nine Improvisers (Delmark)

The acts of spontaneous creation and development associated with improvisational theater are clearly homologous with the ideals of jazz. Sometimes it just takes a supremely creative spirit like saxophonist/composer Geof Bradfield to illuminate that fact. Alternating between numbers featuring different trio configurations and works for nonet, Yes, and … Music for Nine Improvisers highlights Bradfield’s arranging … Read More “Geof Bradfield: Yes, and … Music for Nine Improvisers (Delmark)”

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Geof Bradfield: Melba!

The Melba of the title is Liston, a trombonist, composer and arranger who built a formidable reputation in a mostly male world both as a leader and in her arranging and playing with Gerald Wilson, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Art Blakey, Count Basie and, especially, beginning in the late ’50s, Randy Weston. Weston gives saxophonist … Read More “Geof Bradfield: Melba!”

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