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George Russell Orchestra: The African Game (Manhattan)

J.D. Considine, Musician, April 1985

THE REISSUE of Ezz-thetics last year marked the first time in years George Russell's name had appeared on an American new release; he'd become one of jazz's forgotten men. Which is one reason why The African Game seems so revelatory, for nobody in jazz today writes with Russell's scope, feel for ensemble structure, or intellectual reach. Nobody in jazz writes like this, period.

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