Gregg Keplinger / Reuben Radding / Daniel Carter

Language

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MUSIC REVIEW BY Aaron Steinberg, JazzTimes, May 2003

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With time enough for a second West Coast recording, Radding and Carter invited Seattle mainstay drummer Gregg Keplinger into their orbit on Language (Origin). The recording opens with the raging "Speak Glow," a tune temperaamentally distant from the quiet meditations of Luminescence and an early warning that Carter and company are about to claim a much wider emotional and amplitudinal range. Carter lets more anguish into his playing here, often buoyed by Keplinger's hard swing, but this music is still closely related to the patient and strongly crafted improvisations on Luminescence. Especially on the gorgeous, end-to-end solid 20 minute title track, Language gives the reflective Carter even more space and he takes full advantage. Radding keeps up his quality run from the other disc, and Keplinger fits right in, playing with constant energy that nevertheless refuses to overwhelm Radding and Carter's strong connection.






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