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Overrated/Underrated: Be thankful we can count on 'Archer'

Overrated/Underrated: Be thankful we can count on 'Archer'

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Henry Threadgill’s “Old Locks and Irregular Verbs”: A winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music earlier this year for the album “In for a Penny, In for a Pound,” this saxophonist-composer released this album earlier this year, and it offers an inviting primer to the odd-angled musical structures that made him one of the most influential jazz artists today. Though he only appears as a composer here, his Ensemble Double Up delivers his ever-evolving message in sterling fashion on the strength of the shifting pulse of Jose Davila’s tuba against two twisting saxophones and a pair of modern piano giants in Jason Moran...

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