Brent Black / www.criticaljazz.com
Hybrid genres are nothing new. A largely acoustic ensemble that can pull from improvisational music along with soul, rock and funk and accomplish this daunting task utilizing their own artistic vision is remarkable at best. A trio joined by two accomplished saxophonists pulls off a cutting edge recording that does a harmonic exploratory on a plethora of influence while never allowing one genre to over power the lyrical ebb and flow of this dynamic effort. Another melodic feather in their cap would be that these eight originals are meticulously constructed and equally as entertaining as anything on the shelf today.
Zygomatik easily avoids the sophomore slump and reaffirms their place as one of the top acts touring Europe at this time.
A 2013 taste from You Tube.
2. The Beauty In The Beast
3. LPG (Low Profile Giganticus)
4. Witches Stew
5. Aicha's Gift
6. Double Trouble
7. Wheel C
8. Zygomaticus Minor
Piet Verbist - double bass
Herman Pardon - drums
Bram Weijters - Wurlitzer, Fender Rhodes
Jeroen Van Herzeele - tenor sax, soprano sax
Vincent Brijs - baritone sax