By Larry Blumenfeld
Updated June 15, 2007 04:00 AM
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One of jazz’s strongest reed men, David Murray fronts his best quartet yet: bassist Ray Drummond, drummer Andrew Cyrille, and pianist Lafayette Gilchrist. Wilson’s velvety vocals on tracks like ”Sacred Ground” complement Murray’s urgent tone, her phrasing nicely offsetting his improvisational flights. Framed by poet Ishmael Reed’s lyrics about racism, Murray’s alternating currents — reflection and rage — plug into powerful context on Sacred Ground. A- DOWNLOAD THIS: Sacred Ground