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Russell Carlson      John Corbett      Julian Cowley      Stefan Gijssels      Walter Horn      Hugh Jarrid      Chris Kelsey      Budd Kopman      Jon Morgan      Harvey Pekar      Alexandre Pierrepont      Massimo Ricci      Derek Taylor      Dan Warburton      Kevin Whitehead     

publications   Cadence

personal contacts   Walter sent me an email when I accidently credited one of his reviews to a different writer. Later he submitted one of his projects to my now-deceased label Geode.

reviewed   Sonotropism

bias   A fan of and participant in avant-garde jazz and improvised music.

reviewership   Mean spirited and sometimes misinformed. 2 upturned noses.

musicianship   Judging from the one recording of his that I have heard, incompetent musician. 1.5 upturned noses.

aggregate rating   2 upturned noses.

from Sonotropism   There are undoubtedly some terrific moments, but the whole project is too self-consciously eclectic and “downtown” to allow the players to lose themselves in the music for sustained periods. In music, as in life, nirvana requires forgetting oneself. Here, both the writing and the playing seem at certain times to fall into the refrain “Remember Me!…Me! and at others to reverberate loudly with a “What should I be doing now?” vibe.

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