Ed Littman: Ed Littman's Splatt
Basically, the trio pulls out the stops as they incorporate and an amalgamation of disparate genres, whether it is, free-jazz, grunge rock, turntable fare, EFX induced loops, or shades of hard rock. However, the musicians’ abide by a loosely structured framework as they utilize space and depth to their advantage amid generous soloing opportunities, whereas they also pursue abstract lyricism atop polyrhythmic beats. Overall, “Splatt” sustains interest despite a few lags in the flow, where the musicians seem to meander and elicit notions of a band expounding upon relatively nondescript riffs, otherwise there’s a whole lot of thought provoking stuff going on under the hood...
Track Listing: Trap-Op, Grind It, Loner, Radio Ready, Avar-Hove, Gear Winder, Yippy, Plus, Night Sky, Godda Quarters, Swank, Watch Your Step, Another Emotion
Personnel: Ed Littman; guitars, percussion, turntable, backward tapes, & sound effects: Danny Zanker; acoustic & electric bass: John Bollinger; drums & screems
Record Label: Yeahman Records
Style: Modern Jazz