Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Greatness of Barry Altschul
...Barry Altschul's roots are in bebop. His approach to that music draws from an unusually rich and varied sonic vocabulary. He uses the past as grounding and guide, not as a directive. His strong listening skills support his ability to invent and respond freely in the moment. He can thus begin with a tune, but take it anywhere that his ears might lead him in the moment--within, around, or away from the tune. (Bob Gluck, The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles, 2016, p. 93.

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