Heiner Stadler

Brains on Fire

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African themes and classical motifs filter through an excellent jazz ensemble under Stadler's direction. "The Fugue #2," "Heide," and "All Tones" are all extended pieces. With Joe Farrell, Don Friedman, Jimmy Owens, Tyrone Washington, Garnett Brown, Joe Chambers, and Barre Phillips. Sextet and quartet recordings, with Stadler on piano on quartet cuts only. For listeners willing to be challenged.

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