by Rex Butters
Some serious cool rises like dry ice steam off of On Cortez , the new release by Dragons 1976, comprised of alto player Aram Shelton, drummer Tim Daisy, and bassisst Jason Ajemian. Despite their associations with Ken Vandermark, Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Parker, Triage, and Wrak, here they create moody, bluesy threads that unravel according to plan. Their less-is-more aesthetic serves them well as they patiently roam dark terrains.
“Canopy” cruises like a primered Buick. Shelton plays it minimal in an ...read more