It starts off like a rocket: a sizzling bass line is interrupted by a recklessly efficient drumbeat and then wonderfully dissonant piano rears its head and demands attention. This is certainly not your father’s Duke Ellington record.
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Listen, quick! What do Bob Clampett, Sun Ra, and Gilbert Arenas have in common? Ponder, ponder, ponder! Can’t emerge with that clear, concise answer? No perfect response to today’s perfect question? Then take the plunge to unearth the remarkable result!
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Parliament – The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein – 1976
“In my music, I’m trying to play the truth of what I am. The reason it’s difficult is because I’m changing all the time.”
– Charles Mingus
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