Thursday, July 13, 2017
Rodrigo Amado, Goncalo Almeida, Marco Franco, The Attic
It is pure modern avant free jazz in a very open setting. Almeida's double bass grounds everything whether arco or pizzicato; Marco Franco drums his way into an open field with consistent drive and imagination.
And all that sets up nearly infinite possibilities that Rodrigo takes advantage of with some very inspired tenor flights. As one expects, he has a ravishing tone and never flags in his formidable knack to weave endlessly fascinating, soulful and earth stirring lines.
It is an astonishingly great set, in my view. Grab it!