Review - Morning Song

Artist: Kalaparush and the Light


Maurice McIntyre (aka Kalaparush) has been a respected, if under-acknowledged, fixture on the jazz/improv scene anchored by Chicago's AACM collective. More than 30 years after his scorching debut album, he's still unafraid to consistently be out on a limb. "Morning Song" is typical of McIntyre's style -- his feet twitching in the blues, his fingers pushing out into bold spiritualist frontiers. Working with players young enough to be his kids (or grandkids), he's beautifully unafraid to charter a trio that's tenor, drums and tuba into these spacious and fiery pieces. Less cacophonous and more concise than his other solo albums, Morning Song is a great addition to the all-too-small canon of this impressive player.


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