Can I say how exquisite it was to have Tim Berne subbing foron sax and the addition of on keys/electronics? Of course I can since it's my blog! Tony Malaby is the usual great sax player in this usual great quartet I've seen a few times before. This night was again fabulous. They were all fantastic and creative and wonderful. This is a great. And that feels different each time, even with the usual members.
What is especially cool about this project is how it's really an ensemble playing. I found myself rarely dissecting the music or focusing on any one of them. It just gelled so well it was as if there was one very full instrument with a lot of texture and range playing. The music was wonderful and I could have listened to it all night. The 1 hour set was fantastic.
The other usual suspects, playing brilliantly were Mary Halvorson and Andrea Parkins. Each of them blow me away with whatever they do.