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Greg Ward & 10 Tongues: Touch My Beloved’s Thought

Upon completing an album, Charles Mingus often said the new work was the best thing he’d ever made. He might have been accurate when discussing The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady. The six-part suite, recorded in 1963, made great strides in rendering the complex bassist’s mental state as music. Lush Ellingtonian passages gave way … Read More “Greg Ward & 10 Tongues: Touch My Beloved’s Thought”

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Greg Ward: Greg Ward’s Phonic Juggernaut

Whether it’s a desire for a stripped-down sound or a nod to the economy, all the hip young saxophonists have trios these days: JD Allen, Darius Jones, Marcus Strickland. Joshua Redman (not so young anymore) recently had one, and now young alto saxophonist Greg Ward has one. Sonny Rollins, of course, popularized the format, but … Read More “Greg Ward: Greg Ward’s Phonic Juggernaut”

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