• Ronny Graupe Off The Record - The Call

    1 month ago - By Free Jazz

    By Paul Acquaro Berlin guitarist Ronny Graupe's The Call opens with a bass and drum line that had me thinking of Dave Holland's opening on Gateway's 'Back Woods Song' - the moment is fleeting but it set my expectations high. Soon, the combination of vibraphone and guitar enter, setting the music off in a different direction entirely, ending the comparison but more than meeting my expectations.
    Graupe's drizzle of notes turns into a cascade, with parts of the melodic lines doubled up by Dominik Bukowski's vibraphone. The piece settles into a syncopated exchange with bassist Phil Donkin and...
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