Aziza: Aziza

Aziza: Aziza

By Will Layman

Aziza, a jazz supergroup featuring Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke, and Eric Harland, mostly avoids supergroup pitfalls and plays strong on its eponymous new LP. 9 Dec 2016 // 1:10 AM

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