Looking ahead without ever forgetting where you can from can be difficult, David Borgo & Paul Pellegrin make it look easy!
Brent Black / www.criticaljazz.com
Forward thinking, cutting edge yet wildly accessible finds is perhaps one of the most unique marriage of sound over the last decade. Polymetric time might best be described as the harmonic equivalent of rubbing your head and patting your stomach at the same time. Interlocking rhythmic that are complex yet built inside a melodic presentation that can be deceptively simple.
The sound lingers. An impressionistic journey that cuts through tradition yet celebrates the roots of the improvisational collective where there is a journey to a new land of rhythm and groove. A large ensemble yet nothing over powers the set. An organic deconstruction of lyrical time and space. The ability to nuance a rhythmic groove while developing both individual and group solos is at times stunning!
Tracks: Lumpen Momentum; Cellar Door; Rhizome; Entangled - Phantom Limb, Transmigration & Thought Insertion; Creeping Normalcy.
Personnel: David Borgo: Saxophone; John Fumo: Trumpet / Flugelhorn; Paul Garrison: Guitar; Paul Pellegrin: Drums; Ben Schachter: Tenor Sax (1,3,5); Anthony Smith: Vibraphone, Marimba, Glockenspiel; Peter Sprague: Nylong Guitar; Andy Zacharias: Bass; Michael Dessen: Trombone (4); Mark Dresser: Bass (4); Brad Dutz: Vibraphone, Marimba (4); Emily Hay: Flute (4).