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Cosmologic: Eyes in the Back of my Head 

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Eyes in the Back of My Head è il quarto album a firma dei dei Cosmologic, organico di San Diego a leadership condivisa. Tutti i membri del quartetto, infatti, sono anche portatori di composizioni (ad eccezione, nello specifico di questo album, di Scott Walton), che la band sviluppa in modo unitario.

La musica proposta è un jazz che pur essendo molto libero mantiene un discreto livello di accessibilità. Le composizioni sono sempre articolate, e si sviluppano a volte in modo contrappuntistico, altre in forme decisamente aperte, mantenendo forti richiami a grandi figure carismatiche del passato (Pharoah Sanders, John Coltrane, Don Cherry) e ad organici pianoless che hanno privilegiato l'intreccio dei fiati (la formidabile coppia Steve Lacy e Roswell Rudd, ad esempio). E non mancano i riferimenti più recenti, come ad esempio i quintetti di Dave Holland o i gruppi di Ken Vandermark.

In altre parole, Cosmologic è un quartetto che propone buona musica, con un forte legame con il jazz più avventuroso degli ultimi quarant'anni. E fin qui tutto bene. Manca tuttavia il passo successivo, il salto in avanti, quel quid di originalità che fa progredire la musica verso nuove direzioni. E dunque l'album, ad eccezione dell'ottima terza traccia, scorre senza particolari sussulti.

Track Listing: 01. The Rumpus; 02. Eyes in the Back of My Head; 03. Dreams of an Alternate Future/Remembering the Past; 04. Face in the Crowd; 05. Code View; 06. Theme for Darfur; 07. The Apex Is the Whole; 08. We Kiss in the Shadow on the Other Side of This.

Personnel: Jason Robinson (sax tenore); Michael Dessen (trombone); Scott Walton (contrabbasso); Nathan Hubbard (batteria).

Title: Eyes in the Back of my Head  | Year Released: 2008 | Record Label: Cuneiform Records

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