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  • Castles of Ghana [Gramavision, 1986] B-

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Castles of Ghana [Gramavision, 1986]
This ain't jazz, it's modern chamber music, quite European in view of its ostensible subject, which is how Afro-European mercantilism became the slave trade. In the modern European manner, its real subject is itself--explorations of color and texture that are worth tagging along on occasionally, but best left to the specialists and their grant money most of the time. B-