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Radius, Just Outside the Door: Excellent session from the Radius trio of bassist Tine Asmundsen, drummer Stale Liavik Solberg, Vidar Johansen on woodwinds and guest musician, cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm. Plenty of wild improvisations, but the way the quartet tethers themselves to melodic fragments results in an abiding coherency, no matter how provocative the trio becomes. One of those rare albums that swims in the avant-garde but makes it relatively easy for fans of the straight-ahead to connect with it. But make no mistake, this is not everyday music.