Album Review

Rothenberg, Ned – “Portal” – [Lumina Records]

Cousin Mary   4/22/2015   12-inch, Jazz

A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, Ned Rothenberg (born 1956) plays on this 1982-1983 recording on alto sax, bass clarinet, and soprano double ocarina. The first three cuts are solos, the last is a duet with percussion. It sounds like these pieces are free improvisation – very enjoyable and sometimes hypnotic – frequently repetitive, sometimes high pitched or honky. Straddles the line of contemporary classical and free jazz.

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