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by Robert Spencer
Bottoms Out features some of the most innovative and imaginative improvisers on the scene today - musicians who have mastered the blues and bop but are also aware of the musical developments of the last thirty years in what is often pejoratively or derisively labeled free" music. These five performances capture a large ensemble as exciting as any operating these days, playing straight-ahead with fire and extending the range of possibilities with unfailing musical sensibility.
Take the opening, Joe Fonda's ...read more