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by Michael Caratti
I Really Do Not See The Signal is the second Rob Price Quartet record, following At Sunset (Gutbrain, 2004), which featured Ellery Eskelin, Trevor Dunn and Joey Baron. This recording, with Jim Black replacing Baron on drums, is both more aggressive and adventurous in its approach.
Each piece on the album was written specifically for these musicians, who bring intensity and ingenuity to the recording. Price's understated and tasteful guitar work provides his band the space to explore all textural ...read more
by Franz A. Matzner
Jazz is no stranger to eclecticism. Musicians have been bending, breaking, reshaping, and reincorporating since the very beginning of jazz history. In fact, departing from jazz tradition might as well be the definition of jazz. If that is indeed the case, guitarist Rob Price has, with his current release, At Sunset , marked himself as a classical jazz composer and player. Combining everything from free improvisation to country, blues, and California surf music, Price has made a ...read more