Rick McLaughlin

Rick McLaughlin

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In Boston jazz circles, acoustic bassist Rick McLaughlin is best known for his work with the Either/Orchestra, a post-bop/avant-garde big band led by saxophonist/arranger Russ Gershon. And that band is an appropriate place for McLaughlin; like Gershon, he is comfortable with both inside and outside improvisation. The flexible, broad-minded bassist has benefited from what jazz musicians call "the tradition"--that is, straightahead acoustic jazz as opposed to avant-garde jazz, smo... Read more

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