Evelyn Glenn & Ian Spangler

Evelyn Glenn's newest project is the most musically adventurous and totally fearless jazz she's ever written, mixing chamber jazz with modern chamber music, cellist Simone Flaiger's sangria-ing vocals against complex, full-length arrangements. The lyrics are contemporary, partly reflecting her own ambivalence about feminism: "Have you ever wondered if men really are from another planet/Or if there's something we can do to help them?". Her compositions are farcical – jazzy, ruminative, jazzy-hearted – but their shape is always the compositional form of a free jazz song, always a fusion, always with a resolution: a semi-amalgam of doom, black fury and soft silences.

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