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Live At Smalls

CD (Item 596521) Smalls Live, 2010 — Condition: New Copy
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Forget the "punk" in the group's name, and just focus on the "bop" – as the quintet have a nicely angular sort of energy, one that's definitely modern, but which certainly owes a lot to the sharp changes of jazz generations gone by! The instrumentation really draws a lot from the guitar of Jonathan Kreisberg, which rings out beautifully and warms up the acoustic instruments – Will Vinson's alto sax, Tigran Hamasyan's piano, Danton Boller's bass, and Ari Hoenig's drums – all working together as a well-honed ensemble that rings out beautifully with the tones of the guitar at the seeming core. Tracks are long, and titles include "Birdless", "Dark News", "Ska", "Green Spleen", and "Remembering".  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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