Los Angeles Times – Overrated/Underrated: A scene-stealer in ‘Looming Tower,’ and does Pearl Jam still need to make new music? – Chris Barton

Kris Davis & Craig Taborn’s “Octopus”: A continuation of sorts for Davis’ 2016 album “Duopoly,” which paired her expressive piano with a variety of composers from the front edge of jazz, this album is drawn from live performances with a like-minded fellow pianist from that recording. Offering a selection of bracing originals as well as takes on songs by Carla Bley and Sun Ra, the album is full of tangled, unfettered interplay (“Chatterbox”) and far-reaching sonic ventures (the prepared piano pulse to begin “Ossining”), but reaches a high-powered peak with Taborn’s piece, “Interruptions Three.”

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