Rich Halley: ‘Boomslang’ (Pine Eagle)

There’s something especially appealing about a piano-less jazz quartet comprising two horns, bass and drums. Whether it was the Gerry Mulligan-Chet Baker group of the early 1950s or the Ornette Coleman Quartet with Don Cherry later in the decade, the setting emphasizes interplay between the horns while the bassist and drummer are free to create

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