David Darling

Journal October: Solo Cello

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Although not strictly a jazz album, David Darling's 1979 solo release, Journal October, deserves attention. His technique is amazing, even if a lot of times he's more interested in colors and textures than in rhythms. He's certainly influenced by contemporary classical music, and at times things get so introspective he almost seems detached. But it's worth investigating, for Darling is capable of exciting statements. This has been reissued on CD.

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