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Tortoise / Cluster: Royal Festival Hall, London

Stephen Dalton, The Times, November 2009

CURRENT DEFINITIONS of jazz are clearly somewhat flexible, judging by the avant-rock double bill that closed this year's London Jazz Festival on Sunday night. The founding fathers of German ambient minimalism, Cluster, shared a bill with the Chicago-based instrumental sound sculptors Tortoise, their sets even overlapping in the middle like sonic Venn diagrams.

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