SOUNDBITES: Summer 2021

Ches Smith  Path of Seven Colors  (Pyroclastic)  Drummer-composer Smith, who has immersed himself in Haitian vodou music for nearly two decades, delivers a sublime magnum opus. Seven Colors blends traditional songs — sung in earthy call-and-response by four Haitian vocalist-percussionists — with jazz compositions and solos. Pianist Matt Mitchell and alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón not only contribute stirring work, but

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