Dave Bryant: The Eternal Hang
George Garzone? The opening track, "Kidnapped," sounds more like Albert Ayler or John Tchicai or Charles Gayle, over a furiously played but admittedly Ornetteian theme. Eventually the disc settles into more or less more boppish territory, although Bryant's keyboards keep spinning and tweaking it outward. Oh, my heart! Those who know and love the sure-handed ministrations of Garzone should not miss this incredible display.
For fans of more mainstream Garz, there are tracks like "Little Black Dress." Meanwhile Bryant shows himself to be just as versatile - and he's an intriguing and capable composer.
Great, innovative, astounding music.
Dave Bryant, kybds; George Garzone, ts; John Turner, b; Bob Gullotti, d.
Track listing: Kidnapped / Kiss Noise / Little Black Dress / Split Decision / Interlude I / Detour / Interlude II / The Eternal Hang / Nothing to Know.
Style: Modern Jazz