Village Voice’s Jazz Consumer Guide review by Tom Hull

Rudresh Mahanthappa & Steve Lehman – Dual Identity (CF 172)
Two alto saxmen, rising stars at least according to Downbeat’s critics, in a free-jazz quintet mediated by guitarist Liberty Ellman. Mahanthappa has sopped up Coltrane and the Karnatic tradition, but here blends in with Lehman, who learned his stuff from Jackie McLean and Anthony Braxton, with a more accessible take on the latter’s compositional discipline. No jousts or flights of fancy­, just dense patterns swung over freewheeling rhythm—all live, no less. A

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