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The E.J. Strickland Quintet: Warriors for Peace (Jammin’ Colors)

Peace, definitely. Warriors, not so much. At its best, a feel of relaxed jubilation warms this set. Saxophonists Jure Pukl and Godwin Louis dance with nimble dexterity across variegated landscapes conjured by the drumming of E.J. Strickland—textured and multitonal, sometimes toughening and expanding into Blakey-esque dimensions—while bassist Josh Ginsburg’s graceful solidity and pianist Taber Gable’s flexible … Read More “The E.J. Strickland Quintet: Warriors for Peace (Jammin’ Colors)”

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