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by Karl Ackermann
Sundial Lotus, the debut release from Salo, could easily be described as exuberant. Full of unpredictable energy, cadenced affinity and cross-genre influences, it wriggles out of one confine after another, creating small snippets of friction and long passages of intrigue. The septet's players hail from the critically acclaimed groups Respect Sextet, Jerseyband and Little Women, all denizens of the New York jazz scene. Despite the more avant-garde leanings of those groups, Salo uses free improvisation judiciously while never settling into ...read more