Guitarist Mitch Stein, bassist Kip Reed and drummer Rodney Holmes had a great thing going with their trio, The Hermanators. Despite making a studio albumTwistedand something of a splash in the '90s NYC club scene, it remains almost criminal that this group didn't take off. Thankfully, the talent of the trio's members didn't go unnoticed, leading to them each into stints with a host of varied artists (such as Tania Maria, Wayne Shorter, Bill Evans - Saxophone, Steve Kimock, the Brecker Brothers, Adam Holzman, etc). This track shows why Twisted remains one of those gems for underground jazz collectors.
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