Marilyn Crispell

Cascades

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Recorded at the 1993 Vancouver Jazz Festival, these five group improvisations feature sound explorations by pianist Marilyn Crispell, bassist Barry Guy, and drummer Gerry Hemingway. The interplay is quite spontaneous and the continuous music is rather forbidding, atonal, and with an emphasis on sounds rather than notes. Although there is a creative use of space, the lack of any real themes or lyrical moments makes this performance much less interesting than one would expect considering the musicians involved.

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