Seemingly influenced by any music that passes their inquisitive collective ear, Oakland's Orbital Quintet second offering, Vol. 2
, opens the quixotic "Devil's Breath" with a blare that morphs to a languid simmer of guitar hijinks courtesy of DV Wright.
With music that conjures an explorative jazz band from David Lynch's hallucinatory Twin Peaks
, Orbital QuintetWright, bassist Benjamin Lee
, trumpeter John Harrington, drummer Kyle Mueller
and saxophonist David Tidball
pursue time at their own sweet, time-elapsed pace. Sliding effortlessly into the bandstand shuffle of "50 Minutes," with tenor and trumpet leading the dance as Wright paints his pianistic chords into a delicate, expressive solo. The gorgeously romantic "Satet" wanders into the stop-start jam of "The Canopy," to the bop-jump "Politics," back to the shimmering, late night "Far Removed," wherein horn players Tidball and Harrington further reveal their inner Miles Davis
and Johnny Hodges
. A substantive set of textured originals written by Lee, Wright, and Tidball, that drift into and out of your consciousness, boding well for more quiet inventions in the future.
Track Listing: Devil's Breath; 50 Minutes; Satet; The Canopy; Time and Place; Politics; Far Removed.
Personnel: John Harrington: trumpet; Dave Tidball: tenor sax; DV Wright: guitar; Benjamin Lee: bass; Kyle Mueller: drums.
| Year Released: 2018
| Record Label: Self Produced