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Oddbar Trio plus Trombone

Brent Sandy, trumpet, flugelhorn, pocket trumpet
John Rapson, trombone
Steve Grismore, guitar
Jim Dreier, drums, percussion


This CD kicks off with some funk-based jazz ("Cletus Ngugu")that's high-energy & VERY pleasant to listen to. Reminded me of some of the earlier Miles experiences. Crisply executed horn runs & sweet guitar chording as a part o' th' riff kept th' "move" rollin' relentlessly. Title track was a nice round of improvised (tho' low noise) pandemonium, something to be remembered. Dreier's percussion is EXCELLENT on this cut, with the horns sorta' revolving in, around & through the piece. I also enjoyed track 8 ("A Call for all Demons"), bluesy with an edge. Very well recorded album with many high points... the players are intently focused on each other, communicating their sonic visions effortlessly. Many moods on the even dozen cuts. Some might not classify this as improv, as it's not (totally) "out", but from that standpoint, it clearly merits a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from us. Rotcod Zzaj

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