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Still Casual (self-released)
Walter Smith III
I’m not sure quite how to take the title of tenor saxophonist Walter Smith III’s latest album, which was released today.
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It’s always wonderful to hear jazz’s high-concept records, just as it’s wonderful to watch a Fellini film, or see a Pollock retrospective. Jazz is art, and there are musicians out there – from Vijay Iyer to Mark Turner to The Bad Plus – who manage to remind us of that without sapping the music of its energy and vitality, just as there have always been. 866 more words