Oded Tzur – Here Be Dragons (ECM)


If this set’s title seems to indicate a ferocious affair, think otherwise. Tel Aviv-born, New York-based tenor saxophonist Oded Tzur’s sublime quartet’s first ECM outing is more a talisman for peace than a forecast of doom. On ancient maps, “HIC SVNT DRACONES” was a warning to mariners concerning unchartered waters. But here, it alludes to

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