upholds the tradition and plays an integral role, augmenting the core unit's reach into pieces fabricated with kaleidoscopic formations and variegated hues, spanning a myriad of seamlessly integrated jazz-related mosaics. Essentially, nothing seems out-of-scope for these gents.
's massive press rolls morph into a pressurized sequence of free-bop choruses and flourishing improvisational tactics. Cyrille and Workman seed a flexible underpinning for the soloists.
Moran's cascading chords and gyrating runs generate a spiraling liftoff as Workman's arco passage intersects and generates a shadowy rumination during the bridge. However, Cyrille's solo provides further evidence of his lyrical and poetic approach, peppered with slapping rim-shots and resonating tom rolls, he directs the trio back to the embryonic motif amid a hard-hitting wrap-up. Once again, the musicians aim their sights high, hit the bulls-eye, and meet our lofty expectations.
Personnel: Oliver Lake: alto and sopranino saxophone, voice; Reggie Workman: bass; Andrew Cyrille: drums, voice; Jason Moran: piano.