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Tamandua from Boston, MA is an instrumental progressive/avant-garde jazz-rock trio made up of drummer Rick Landwehr, guitarist Joe Conley and saxophonist/clarinet-player Rick Stone (they had a former sax player, Jason Gillenwater).
All three members of the band are playing in other lineups (Ra Quintet, The Boston Jazz Trio, Colin Stack & Novelty Act, and Daniel Bennett Group) and are music educators as well.
Tamandua has released in 2009 their debut album, The Eternal Anteater of the Universe, recorded live in the studio. The music shifts between tightly arranged segments to freer improvised sections, with much soloing and some wacky playing and compositions.

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 Eternal Anteater of the Universe by TAMANDUA album cover Studio Album, 2009
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Eternal Anteater of the Universe
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Review by Valdez

4 stars Tamandua's Eternal Anteater of the Universe at first threw me off a bit. It is not so much a prog album as a free jazz experiment. Sometimes the songs sound composed but mostly they sound like jams that may heve been practiced a few times over but not so tight as to sound unimprovised. I like this kind of music a lot and the saxophone led jams are wonderful. The gutarist is angular and jagged instead of melodic and is excitingly different. The drummer sounds like a pro and keeps up and in time with lots of mayhem from the others (sometimes chaotic). I liked the whole album very much on these first two listens. I am looking forward to playing it again soon. I hope to hear more from Tamandua, I dont know what the anteater and comedic songtitles are about, maybe some inside joke. But the sound soul & vibe here is fantastic. Well done.
Thanks to avestin for the artist addition.

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