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70's Jazz Pioneers: Live at the Town Hall, NYC
Various Artists
70's Jazz Pioneers: Live at the Town Hall, NYC
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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A summit meeting of sorts, this set takes another look at top improvisers who came into their own in the 1970s. Together, the sextet sounds at a cooled-out creative peak. The group's rhythms are strengthened by guitarist P...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: 70's Jazz Pioneers: Live at the Town Hall, NYC
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: 1201 Music
Original Release Date: 4/6/1999
Re-Release Date: 8/9/2005
Album Type: Live
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 660652601026

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A summit meeting of sorts, this set takes another look at top improvisers who came into their own in the 1970s. Together, the sextet sounds at a cooled-out creative peak. The group's rhythms are strengthened by guitarist Pat Martino, who's got an agility that can make his and ace pianist Joanne Brackeen's parts sound together like a Hammond B-3 organ and then go into a warpy solo that hits all the right chords and sounds delightfully melodic. Dave Liebman, known more for his soprano sax, picks up the tenor here and plays alongside trumpeter Randy Brecker as they tackle supremely identifiable works (Herbie Hancock's "Cantaloupe Island," Miles Davis's "All Blues") and then refashion "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise" into an even-clipped vehicle for tone-bending solos. Remarkable here is the great audio, capturing Al Foster's drumming with all the low and high accents. It might sound retro to dig a "'70s Jazz" ensemble, but note for note, this is a strong band playing fantastic tunes. --Andrew Bartlett

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