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Rainer Wiens/Jean Martin/Frank Lozano/Christine Duncan/Jim Lewis (Trumpet): At Canterbury [Digipak]

Track List

>Throwing Light
>Face the Same Direction
>Patience Game
>Social Insects

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

Free Jazz Blog
Christine Duncan provides the vocal on At Canterbury and it is a cross between a soprano saxophone, film ambiance, and an aboriginal field recording. And it works. Rainer Wiens (guitar and mbira) has a long history of composition and admiration for world music and intrinsically contributes to Duncan's drama. This is best exemplified on the track "Corollary" where his mbira is the main focus. Jean Martin (drums and percussion) is all about the power of choice. The half of the time he turns it up with a military beat that shows his skill on the snare as he plays with power and nuance at the same time. The second half, comprised of Jim Lewis (trumpet and flugelhorn) and Frank Lozano, (tenor and soprano saxophone) make their own mark in various different ways throughout by keeping their improve and free jazz sensibilities in the forefront despite the rest of the group's complexity.


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