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Seamus Blake/Chris Cheek With Reeds Ramble: Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

Two-tenor frontlines are thin on the ground, but there is a small tradition. Back in the day, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis/Johnny Griffin and Al Cohn/Zoot Sims had good runs. Of the “Top 50 Tenor Sax Albums of All Time” (according to the June 2012 issue of this magazine), five were two-tenor collaborations. Seamus Blake and Chris … Read More “Seamus Blake/Chris Cheek With Reeds Ramble: Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off”

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Seamus Blake: Superconductor

Superconductor, Seamus Blake’s eighth album as a leader, finds the saxophonist-composer serving diverse dictates from his considerable muse. The album intermingles three orchestral tunes, featuring rich eight-piece arrangements by Guillermo Klein and conductor Vickie Yang, with six tracks driven by electronic keyboards and the sonic possibilities of the EWI (electronic wind instrument). “Sofa Song,” the … Read More “Seamus Blake: Superconductor”

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