Mostly Other People do the Killing - Forty Fort
"Fourth Album by Award Winning Terrorist Jazz Quartet."
I keep talking about how great this band is and I dunno if you are lisening but I will say it some more. This is their great fourth album with funny parody of a Impulse album jacket. "They manage to roll in and out of elements of hard and post bop, nod reverently to the international 60s avant garde scenes, and so much more -- all with infectious enthusiasm." Start here!
"In the first minute of the opening track, "Pen Argyl", you know this is no ordinary post-Millennium "hard bop blowing session." From the funky bass line to Shea's drum barrage to the melody lines that scramble and shake up the listener, the overall experience is "hot." The tempo changes on a dime, with moments that sound like Louis Armstrong Hot 5 that give way abstractions along the line of the Art Ensemble of Chicago to funky breakdowns a la Tower of Power (and that happens in the first 3 minutes of the disk.)"-Richard B. Kamins