Stones - Colin Stetson
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  • Summary: The four-track release from Mats Gustafsson and Colin Stetson was recorded live at the Vancouver Jazz Festival in 2011.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jan 25, 2013
    80
    With Stones, Gustafsson and Stetson have encountered not only one another in a magical way, but they communicate the power of beauty itself.
  2. Jan 25, 2013
    80
    Free-jazz listeners familiar with the work of Evan Parker or Peter Brötzmann will find Stones easy to relate to, but the energetic compatibility of this impromptu partnership exerts a broader appeal than that.
  3. Feb 4, 2013
    80
    A thrilling, surprisingly melodic dialogue. [Mar 2013, p.77]
  4. Feb 4, 2013
    70
    The recording captures the irrecoverable magic of a first meeting and encapsulates it.
  5. Feb 13, 2013
    50
    As is often the case, the idea of this partnership ends up being better than the result.
  6. Jan 25, 2013
    50
    They sound like they find some tenuous common ground here, some new feel in their wandering, but it's hard for us to cut through all the pounding noise and hear what that is.
  7. Jan 25, 2013
    44
    There are flashes of coherence and grace in all the furious noodling, but overall, you probably had to be there, bathed in the glory of mortal combat.