Paul Horn

Cycle

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One can hear hints of Paul Horn's future directions on this obscure LP. Horn (doubling on alto and flute) shows his interest in Indian music on "Shadows #1" and "Shadows #2" (which are dedicated to Ravi Shankar) and in the drone feeling that he gives "Chim Chim Cheree." "In the Bag" and "Greensleeves" add a pair of Scottish bagpipers (!) to the quintet (which also includes vibraphonist Lynn Blessing, pianist Mike Lang, bassist Bill Plummer, and drummer Bill Goodwin), so this is not an album for everyone. Within three years, Horn would abandon jazz altogether to work on atmospheric mood music.