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Wolfgang Muthspiel is uncompromising in fearless approach to improvising and texture on 'Angular Blues' / Jazz Views

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Vienna based Wolfgang Muthspiel, a strikingly inventive and original guitarist returns with Angular Blues following 2018's excellent quintet offering, Where The River Goes featuring Ambrose Akinmusire, Brad Mehldau, and Larry Grenadier.  For the new trio disc Brian Blade, a long time collaborator of the guitarist returns to the drum chair  (having been replaced by Eric Harland on the previous recording).  The group is filled out by the first call, excellent Los Angeles bred but New York based double bass of Scott Colley.  Over seven Muthspiel originals and two fresh looks at standards the trio is uncompromising in their fearless approach to improvising and texture.

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Jazz Views with CJ Shearn are Reviews and thoughts on new jazz releases, reissues, selected classics and occasional gig alerts. Peace, Love, Groove Keep Swinging. "One of the best jazz writers in New York"-Takeshi Asai. "Brilliant"-Connie Han