By Chip Deffaa
February 09, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST

Riding the Nuclear Tiger

B+
type
  • Music
Genre
  • Jazz

Savor the delicate machinations of composer-bassist Allison with pianist Frank Kimbrough, who makes his instrument sound almost like a harpsichord by placing subway passes between the strings on ”Swiss Cheese D.” Or the way normally clashing tones are refreshingly juxtaposed on ”Charlie Brown’s Psychedelic Christmas.” Or the chimes-like clarity Allison’s seven musicians attain on Michael Blake’s ”Harlem River Line” — the high point of a set rich with subtleties. B+

Riding the Nuclear Tiger

type
  • Music
Genre
  • Jazz
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