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Monday December 11, 2017

From the New York Times

The Best Albums of 2017
By: Giovanni Russonello

RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA’S INDO-PAK COALITION “Agrima” (self-released):
Mr. Mahanthappa, an alto saxophonist, writes along the divide between contemporary jazz and South Asian classical, always with a sense of acute direction and well-hewn architecture. But it’s his trio’s synergy that gives “Agrima” what it needs: possibility, irony, tenderness.

AVISHAI COHEN QUARTET “Cross My Palm With Silver” (ECM):
There’s still room in jazz for an acoustic quartet playing thorough, pensive, slowly mounting music. And for the voice of a starkly affecting trumpeter.

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