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BEN ALLISON AND MAN SIZE SAFE

Little Things Run the World

2008-02-07

Maybe I'm out of the loop for modern jazz, and I'm not complaining, but there seems to be a lot of Brad Mehldau going around(look him up because you're missing out), and speaking of Radiohead, "Ben Allison & Man Size Safe" is pretty interesting. There's that atonal dissonance of latter day Radiohead in here that is really really cool. The trumpet is right out of KidA in some tracks. Very very cool. Go buy this now because there is a lot here. The opening tune, "Respiration," sold me inside of 10 seconds, "Language of Love" is really nice and somber, "Four Folk Songs" gives a bit of a salsa flair to it that's nice, and the group puts a nice little spin on John Lennon's "Jealous Guy." Very good album. - Daniel J. Graeber

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