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Album Review: Nate Wooley – Argonautica

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Nate Wooley has never been afraid of bold choices.  His playing style is a constant testament to individuality and originality, earning him a position of playing the trumpet like no one else on the planet.  Wooley’s previous albums range from abstract renditions of Wynton Marsalis tunes to particularly harsh versions of free jazz with obscure multi-phonic trumpet chops juxtaposed against distorted extended techniques.  On his new album Argonautica, Wooley brings together musicians from the free jazz community and the fusion jazz scene making for a wide-ranging work encompassing valleys of space and cities of noise. Continue reading