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Knuckleball

Digital released 11/23/16, CD released 1/22/17

Knuckleball is Daniel Levine (trumpet), Marc Hannaford (piano), and Devin Gray (drums): a virtuosic trio whose improvising is dynamic and unpredictable. Daniel Levine’s compositions are often dense, fully-notated miniatures, which the group skillfully de-and-reconstructs. There is plenty of structure in the pieces, but the trio interprets it non-linearly, drawing on it as material for improvisation. The result is a shimmering array of daring lines and leaps, stunning tensions and angularity, and inspired, expressive playing throughout.