|1.||"Birds Of Paradise"|
|2.||"Prayer For Amerikkka" (part 1 & 2)|
|4.||"Twenty-Three N Me, Jupiter Redux"|
|6.||"Simple Silver Surfer"|
|7.||"Bird Dogs Of Paradise"|
|8.||"Nuevo Roquero Estereo"|
In 2017, Jaimie Branch emerged from Chicago's spiritual and experimental jazz underground with a debut album of rare inventiveness. Two years on, the avant-garde, improvisational trumpeter is finally ready to offer up a sequel, "Fly Or Die II: Bird Dogs Of Paradise". It sees Branch wrap distinctive trumpet refrains - some played in a traditional manner, others mutilated by effects units - around a myriad of off-kilter and improvised backing tracks. While much of the instrumentation is from the jazz playbook, a number of tracks make great use of xylophone, mbira and other exotic but melodic percussion instruments. The album's standout moment, "Prayer For Amerikkka (Part 1 & 2)" sees her go even further, with vocalists and beat poets narrating a politically charged, future spiritual jazz anthem.
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