By Mark Corroto, All About Jazz

When Chicago tenor saxophonist Dustin Laurenzidedicates a song “Albert” on A Time And A Place to the the Holy Ghost of the avant- garde, Albert Ayler, he doesn’t follow what most impersonators do and scream “ALBERT” at you. He builds upon a simple melody pattern (Ayler-like) patiently magnifying the intensity and fervor. Unlike Ayler, whose music hinted he wouldn’t live long (he died at 34), Laurenzi’s invocation maintains an equanimity within the eruption. That’s just Laurenzi being Laurenzi. Read more here.

 

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