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As the title track of this 2 CD live recording eases from gentle reverie through deliberate swing to energetic abstraction, the band’s name, “Farmers by Nature”, might seem something of a misnomer.

Pianist Craig Taborn, bassist William Parker and drummer Gerald Cleaver might harvest many strands of music into their moody improvisations, but only rarely do they conjure a rural idyll. They are, though, extremely sensitive through-improvising specialists with a strong collective will, and both these performances absorb the listener with their ebb-and-flow textures and tensions.

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