Test: TEST (2002)
On the horns stand virtuoso multi-instrumentalists Sabir Mateen and Daniel Carter, who abandon the usual custom of trading solos for a simultaneous head-on saxophone assault. Their twisting, angular lines constantly interweave and exchange ideas. Joining these players in the unfolding of the story are drummer Tom Bruno, a peppery and detailed expressionist; and bassist Matthew Heyner, a 27-year old former student of William Parker. They integrate their respective voices quite seamlessly with the other members of the group. Heyner's voice on the bass is amazingly mature, anchoring the harmony of the group without bogging anyone down.
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Track Listing: huhuhuH (nite sounds on 5th); Straightahead, Forward Motion; Alen's Flight Preparation; Bustin' Outta De Chamber; What RU Going 2 Due?!.
Personnel: Tom Bruno: drums; Sabir Mateen: alto and tenor sax, flute, clarinet; Matthew Heyner: bass; Daniel Carter: alto and tenor sax, trumpet, flute.
Record Label: AUM Fidelity
Style: Modern Jazz