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Mark Dresser Seven: Ain’t Nothing But a Cyber Coup & You (Clean Feed)

The Mark Dresser Seven has now made two excellent records. The first was Sedimental You, in 2016, also on Clean Feed. A septet is a nice size for a band, big enough for scale, small enough for agility. The Dresser Seven includes several respected members of what might be called the refined avant-garde: Dresser (bass); … Read More “Mark Dresser Seven: Ain’t Nothing But a Cyber Coup & You (Clean Feed)”

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Mark Dresser Seven: Sedimental You (Clean Feed)

The title of bassist Mark Dresser’s latest album refers to the layers of musical qualities inherent in the compositions. In seven pieces, he strikes a balance between bitonal harmony, microtonality, timbre and harmonics, along with “traditional” building blocks like melody and rhythm. The instrumentation guarantees that the sound will tug at the ear, with an … Read More “Mark Dresser Seven: Sedimental You (Clean Feed)”

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Bobby Bradford/Mark Dresser/Glenn Ferris: Live in L.A.

The album title is a bit misleading. Bobby Bradford (cornet), Mark Dresser (bass) and Glenn Ferris (trombone) did make this recording in the City of Angels in 2009. But they were performing in trombonist Bruce Fowler’s living room, not in front of an audience. It marked the first time these likeminded musicians played together since … Read More “Bobby Bradford/Mark Dresser/Glenn Ferris: Live in L.A.”

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