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THE GOLDEN ARM TRIO: Why the Sea is Salt
Excellent. Graham Reynolds who here plays piano, drums and organ with, on and off, 15 other musicians, including individual string, tuba, bass and reed players, the TOSCA String Quartet, and a vibraphonist. Some of these pieces were written for film and dance but most are self-standing. Together they explore a remarkable range of musical styles informed by an easy and unostentatious familiarity with the various languages of the classical, rock and jazz repertoires - intelligently referenced and mixed. There is good, careful writing, fine playing and excellent recording. Aligned to no musical camp, it takes the general approach of good film writing. Nice packaging too.