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May
31
2018

Steve Barry Quartet

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BLUEPRINTS & VIGNETTES (Earshift) 8/10 Music has a way of smoothing its own path. Given the chance, our brains readily accommodate complexity that comes via the ears, so the unfolding of even quite convoluted material can swiftly assume an air of inevitability. Of course relentless complexity may ultimately test powers of concentration, but pianist/composer Steve […]

Feb
25
2018

THE NECKS

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Lennox Theatre, February 4 9/10   Of late the Necks’ three members have routinely charted three parallel courses in their long improvisations, with points of intersection or convergence being optional. Here they responded to one another harmonically and rhythmically for most of both journeys, and the totality of the interaction in the first was close […]