Birth: Find (2002)
New York City based trumpeter Cuong Vu joins the festivities on three pieces, as the band hammers thru funk motifs, progressive rock type complexities, and free jazz scenarios. The trio and Vu tone the proceedings down a bit on the dreamy ballad, “Untitled r_d.” Nonetheless, the music is founded upon rapid shifts in momentum and craftily rendered time signatures. Overall, their nouveau style should provide a welcome shot of adrenaline for those who need that added boost. Recommended...
Track Listing: 1.Seek 2.Smile 3.The Round One 4.Bismillah 5.Untitled r_d 6.Smitten 7.Pakora Menorah 8.Because The Sky Is Blue
Personnel: Joshua Smith: saxophones
Record Label: Hopscotch Records
Style: Modern Jazz