Wednesday, July 20, 2005

CIMP's no wimp

I like buying CDs from the CIMP label (it stands for Creative Improvised Music Projects) because I know I'm going to get interesting, intricate, free-oriented jazz from excellent, if not especially famous, artists. Case in point "Avanti Galoppi" with drummer Lou Grassi leading a quartet including bassist Ken Filiano, Rob Brown on alto sax and Herb Robertson on trumpet, pocket trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn.

All of the compositions are original, memorable and clock in at or over 10 minutes, allowing these guys real space to play. They remind me of some of William Parker's small groups (see "O'Neal's Porch" and "Bob's Pink Cadillac") in places, and that's high praise from this quarter.

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