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Jeff Palmer
 Island Universe, Soul Note CD 121301-3, 1995 (74:13)

 The jazz organ moves out

Organist Jeff Palmer presents ten densely challenging compositions that attempt to fix a location for jazz organ somewhere beyond the last sighting of Larry Young. Palmer uses the Hammond B-3 as the mothership that both propels and anchors a trio of sidemen known for their own explorations into the avant garde (guitarist John Abercrombie, saxophonist Arthur Blythe and drummer Rashied Ali). This is as much a forum for Blythe as it is for Palmer, so if you're interested in the possibilities of vigorous and challenging post-chicken-shack organ/saxophone ensembles, pick this up and enjoy. Just don't expect to finish it at one sitting. --  Jason Staczek

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