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by Doug Collette
If you don't know the Church beyond the group's one mainstream hit, Under the Milky Way Tonight, it's not likely you'll attribute any genuine jazz connotation to the 26-year-old quartet or its music. Yet even if you're familiar with the Church, it may not be readily apparent how its mysterious, almost mystical, collective creativity resembles the process of improvisation--never more so, perhaps, than on this album.
First of all, as usual, the material is all original, credited equally to the ...read more