Various Artists

Live at the Knitting Factory, Vol. 3

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The third of at least four CDs recorded live at the innovative New York club (and indirectly resulting in the start of the Knitting Factory Works label), this release has 12 performances (some quite brief) by ten separate groups. Best are a duet by pianist Marilyn Crispell and drummer Andrew Cyrille and a selection from Thomas Chapin's Trio; other notables include John Zorn, Brandon Ross, Don Byron and Elliott Sharp. All of the music (whether it succeeds or not) is adventurous and full of risktaking.

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