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by Geno Thackara
As Abreisetag goes along, there are times when it almost sounds like a dreamy intro to some abstract film score rather than a leisurely jazz session. The electric keys flutter, a string of alto saxophone notes seesaws amidst some aimless percussion almost as if everyone is distractedly warming up. It may take them most of the opening track ("Anreisetag," meaning arrival") to settle into a pattern, but the gradual coherence isn't as random as it sounds. The quartet's second recording ...read more