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Freak In

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Freak In

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Dave Douglas
Producers:
RCA

We gave it a B+

If Miles Davis had had the technology available to him back in the early ’70s, he might have made an album much like this canny and ambitious jazz-electronica hybrid. Douglas’ coup is the balance he strikes between arresting computer-driven musical manipulations and the warming beauty of acoustic instruments, including his own often lyrical trumpet. Somehow it all comes off as new as tomorrow, yet firmly in the tradition — no small accomplishment.

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