Ted Levine

Night Sounds

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Multireedist Ted Levine and pianist Peter Madsen are expert at improvising both inside and outside of chord changes. The intriguing Night Sounds set, which has eight duo improvisations and five Levine compositions, ranges from an eccentric Monkish blues and composed sketches to freer explorations. Both of the musicians are versatile and Levine wisely alternates between alto (where at times he hints at Eric Dolphy), soprano, and bass clarinet so as to vary the sound of the group. This is a set that grows in interest with each listen.

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