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Give It Up

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Give It Up
Artist: Karen Borca with Jimmy Lyons, Paul Murphy, Jay Oliver, Enrico Rava
10:20
 
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Methods
Artist: Karen Borca with Jimmy Lyons, Paul Murphy, Jay Oliver, Enrico Rava
11:13
 
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Never
Artist: Karen Borca with Jimmy Lyons, Paul Murphy, Jay Oliver, Enrico Rava
19:23
 
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Ballada
Artist: Karen Borca with Jimmy Lyons, Paul Murphy, Jay Oliver, Enrico Rava
3:34
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Total Tracks: 4   Total Length: 44:30

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Quick-Handed Free Jazz

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Great classic work with Karen Borca (bassoon) matching Lyons' fast, fluttering playing, and Enrico Rava (trumpet) showing some fire as well. Paul Murphy plays some amazing, fierce drums, especially when he goes to a blinding-fast rat-a-tat on snare, as on the title track. All tracks composed by Lyons, with nice long stretches of group improvising on the three long tracks.

They Say All Music Guide

Altoist Jimmy Lyons spent most of his career as a member of Cecil Taylor’s Units. For his own projects, it is not too surprising that he chose not to utilize a piano; who could fill in for C.T.? On these occasions, Lyons often teamed up with the adventurous bassoonist Karen Borca, and for this set their quartet (with bassist Jay Oliver and drummer Paul Murphy) is joined by the lyrical trumpet of Enrico Rava. They stretch out on four of Lyons’ emotional originals; the ensemble work is frequently exciting; and the front line boasts three distinctive and rather different (but complementary) solo voices. Highly recommended. – Scott Yanow