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Ted Poor's 'Only You' has instant classic written all over it / marlbank

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Saxophonist Andrew D'Angelo with him featured here on 'Only You' hinting very slowly at Coltrane changes in the laconic foreplay in a scrap of tune that summons the atmosphere of 'Afro Blue' very tangentially when it unfolds (and underlined as piano eventually joins ''goes fourth'' before D'Angelo free-cries up sky high) was amazing last year on Gold and he has a soul mate here, the two have been playing together for years, the open Ornettian setting perfectly intertwining between a blues connotation of free-jazz and shards of more structured freebop run together in an accessible, creative swirl.

You Already Know was produced by Blake Mills (Perfume Genius, John Legend, Alabama Shakes) who has got the imprint New Deal going with Universal's Verve and recorded at Sound City in Los Angeles. Poor told Drumhead mag: ''The record is very much the duets, but we've added some strings to a couple pieces, piano and different odds and ends, providing some harmony, elevating moments within the duets. It's been a really interesting process." This track has instant classic written all over it. Simple as that.

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