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The Glenn Miller Café was jumping on the night this one was recorded,
for it is closer to the Ayler tradition (of the Ayler Records label that
put it out) than that of Glen Miller.
However, there are perhaps a few nods to the great bandleader and war hero: Küchen and Hallonsten play numerous tight unison figures, but there is ample space for Küchen to dilate in grand Aylerian fashion.
He doesn't sound all that much like Ayler himself, but he shares his taste for furious multiphonics, impassioned full-bore lyricism, and unexpected melodic inventiveness.
Hallonsten is a percussive, hard-edged trumpeter with a clear, sharp, pointed
The rhythm section charges along behind their brays, catcalls, and flurries, with bassist Quigley up front in the mix playing mad and incongruous boogaloo lines and a grab-bag of other effects.
This one is firmly in the post-Ayler tradition, although it bears the marks of structural cohesion and logical movement that often elude "free" players. Hang on. It's a wild ride, well worth hearing.
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