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Friday, October 11, 2019
Michael Byron, Bridges of Pearl and Dust, Specially Priced EP
Often enough you hear a shading of New Music with a hint of the trajectory of Avant Jazz in Byron's works and that is so here. It is a series of multi-articulated rigorously notated arpeggiated interlocking rootsy tonal-diatonic lines that have a modal-pentatonic base implication but not strictly in some formulaic way. The music switches pitch centers now and again to keep ultra-fresh and in the end it all makes wonderfully perfect sense.
The 15 minute span is just about right--so you go away very revived and immersed.
Good music! Listen.