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Drake, Hamid / Tsahar, Assif
Live at Glenn Miller Cafe: Soul Bodies Volume 2

Drake, Hamid / Tsahar, Assif: Live at Glenn Miller Cafe: Soul Bodies Volume 2 (Ayler)
Label: Ayler    
Released in: Sweden    

"Recorded just over three years ago at Stockholm's showcase for adventurous improvised music, the Glenn Miller Café, this second volume of duets between Drake and Israeli-born tenorman Assif Tsahar (the first was Soul Bodies, Ayler 024) provides an hour's worth of tight, dialectic-smashing conversations of stately Newk-Trane phrase wringing, jubilant calypso and funk salvos - they even close with "St. Thomas". With similarly West Indian ebullience, Peter Kowald's composition "Mother and Father" evokes both Rollins and Don Cherry, as Tsahar's visceral, skunky verses make clear. "Warriors of Stillness" features a more typically heavy backbeat performance from Drake, but jagged skronk is as much part of the equation as he and Tsahar make a run for a rather vast conceptual palette, from biting free exchanges on "Praying Mantis" to the mean multiphonics-laced blues of "Handling Clouds," on which Drake settles into an easy swing of cross-rhythms and momentary stalls. Strong and highly nuanced tenor-drums interplay, worth investigating by both fans and converts."-Clifford Allen, Paris Transatlantic Magazine

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Product Information:

UPC: 7320470048382

Label: Ayler
Catalog ID: aylCD-025
Squidco Product Code: 5893

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2006
Country: Sweden
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded live at Glenn Miller Cafe, in Stockholm, Swede, on November 30th, 2002.


Assif Tsahar-tenor sax

Hamid Drake-drums

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