Functional Arrhythmias - Steve Coleman & the Five Elements
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  • Summary: Saxophonist Steve Coleman returns with Jonathan Finlayson, Miles Okazaki, Sean Rickman, and Anthony Tidd backing him on the release inspired by the functions of the human body.
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  1. May 9, 2013
    90
    This is the most exciting and substantial Coleman release of the last few years, rigorously challenging, pumped with insinuating melodies, sleek with propulsive energies and pulsating with a uniquely globular funkiness.
  2. May 9, 2013
    80
    While some of the ascetically curt melodies, edgily avant-funky grooves and impassively entwined counterpoint are familiar Coleman traits, the music is several degrees warmer: full of sparky ensemble writing, varied percussion sounds and vivacious grooves.
  3. 80
    This is tangled funk with a higher calling, furious mainly in its focus.
  4. Oct 21, 2013
    80
    Functional Arrhythmias moves briskly through these terse, but usually quite rich pieces.
  5. May 9, 2013
    70
    This music has plenty of range and intelligence even in its cool reserve.