Gerry Hemingway

Double Blues Crossing

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Although the song titles make this look like a CD filled with ancient folk melodies, the music is actually unpredictable avant-garde jazz. The music ranges from swinging post-bop to sound explorations and always holds one's interest due to the highly expressive sounds of the musicians. The interplay between the trombone and clarinet on some pieces is a highlight, and the cello and bass work together very well too. With Gerry Hemingway contributing rhythmic support and commentary, this CD is consistently surprising and colorful, and well worth exploring.

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