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Album Review

Lehman, Steve Octet – “Mise En Abime” – [Pi Recordings]

selector   12/17/2014   CD, Jazz

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This release is a nice display of future-leaning ensemble jazz. There is a custom-built vibraphone throughout, making the whole album give off a spacey vibe. And the rhythm section is great, keeping the tunes catchier if you just gotta have rhythm, like me. But a crew of other instruments create quite the orgy. At times, light, soft, ethereal, but for the most part, urgent, kinetic, chaotic. It slows down, stands still, and speeds up all at the same time.

VOX on Track 1 (Segregated)

–Selector

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