Colin Stetson - Those Who Didn't Run (2011)

20-min, 2 song EP reminds me of P. Glass's extended sax melody studies. here the swirling, distorted/processed alto lines are paired with Can-ish, krauty rhythmic elements that provide a constant pulse no matter how "out" the playing gets (which really isn't that far out, anyways). edgy, sharp, beat-driven, and propulsive in a way that most modern/avant/minimal/studio-fun "un-jazz" (Arve Henriksen, say) isn't.

where have you gone, Nadia Boulanger?

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