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Jonathon Haffner: Life on Wednesday

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Alto saxophonist Jonathon Haffner's band on Life on Wednesday puts up a united front, sounding as integrated as the internal workings of a utilitarian, high horsepower industrial machine. But that machine has some grit in its innards on the set's opener, “Time Time," with a rasp of Wayne Krantz' metallic guitar paired with Craig Taborn's Wurlitzer meshing into a dense groove from the dual drums ofJochen Rueckert and Kenny Wollesen, alongside bassist Eivind Opsvik.Indeed, the hard metal, industrial tinge continues on “Radio One" and its raw, file-on-stainless-steel feeling, with injections of emery paper,-in-the-gear-cog electronics crescendoing into what sounds ...



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