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KINGSTON TONE ROADS (New Vanguard Series) is available for download on the
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KINGSTON TONE ROADS
Crothers / Norton Duo plus Tabnik

by Stuart Broomer

On KINGSTON TONE ROADS, a series of duets with vibraphonist/percussionist Kevin Norton, the etude-like brevity and traditional coherence of the pieces with Payne give way to more expansive explorations that mutate into unusual layered rhythms and clusters. Norton’s glittering vibraphone lines are close to Crothers’ own conception and the particular density of sound and line they achieve (Norton sometimes plays cymbals along with vibraphone) teems with detail, whether it’s rapid-fire or emerging within a warm haze of atmospheric sound. Saxophonist Richard Tabnik joins the two on the concluding “One Earth,” expanding the contrapuntal impulse at the heart of Crothers’ music.
 

Point of Departure


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Robert Iannapollo, The New York City Jazz Record
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> Connie Crothers / Kevin Norton + Richard Tabnik
KINGSTON TONE ROADS
Stuart Broomer, Point of Departure


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