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SPEAK

Speak

2010-04-19

Out of Seattle, Speak presents interesting and sometimes improvisational jazz. Featuring keys, reeds, drums, and bass, this quintet offers edgy jazz that while usually melodic, sometimes delves into a tasteful free-form style. The disc starts out strong with "Amalgam in the Middle", a song that rocks with plenty of effects/distortion on Cuong Vu's trumpet. The slower, "People or Cats" is a pretty composition. My favorite piece, however, is the busy "Polypockets", which reminds me of a hive of bees. Rebecca Ruth

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