Debris

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The well-named quintet Debris is certainly not shy to take chances. From intense sound explorations and spaced-out ballads to eccentric funk jams, their avant-garde music is consistently unpredictable, explorative and a bit demented and eccentric. Although rockish in some spots (particularly when guitarist Arthor Weinstein is in the lead), the passionate and often witty playing of the two reeds (particularly when Jeff Hudgins and/or Steve Norton are playing baritone sax) is more jazz-oriented and always stimulating. And there are no moments during the program when it is obvious or predictable what is going to happen next. This set is easily recommended to listeners who have an open mind towards the incorporation of "noise" and highly dissonant sounds in their music; some of these numbers are nuts!

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