Jazz Passengers

Live at the Knitting Factory

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The Jazz Passengers blend collective improvisation, outside arrangements, free playing, and cohesive intragroup interplay better than most hard bop and mainstream jazz groups. They also include other non-jazz elements in their music, from funk to rock and blues. This melange of styles and idioms was on display throughout the 1991 concert captured on this CD. Whether it was the African/Arabic flavor of "Jazz Passengers in Egypt Overture" or the offbeat pace of "Prozak" and "Tikkun," the Passengers don't content themselves with merely executing chord changes and ripping out solos. They take their followers on trips that seldom proceed smoothly but always result in rewarding experiences.

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