Gorged a healthy diet of Jazz in yoot times, getting deep into the later improv steez of Coltrane, Davis, Sun-Ra, etc. and to this day few things feels like the glacial swag of a dissonant chord or perverse polyrhythm getting worked like an outer-body summoning. So, checking these fresh young cats from Toronto (like the great bleeding reservoir of Earth right now) drop this cheeky live set of “Jazz Post-Bop” reworks flipping contemporary classics – kinda’ messed my post-Sunday 2am composure up a bit.
Standardly, shred of (buzz-based) scepticism was there before pressing play, then upon hearing the drummer syncopate for Wacka Flocka ‘Hard In Da Paint’ and go on to tear through Flying Lotus ‘Camel’, ODB ‘Brooklyn Zoo’, Slum Village ‘Fall-n-Love’ – the musicianship and instrumental collisions felt thoroughly dynamic. There’s traces of Hardcore and Pop Punk-mindedness in there aswell; I’m always hoping a perceptive bunch will come along and refresh the dire crust of modern Jazz’ image, making it enticing for the flummoxed info-age populace.
Look forward to studio material from this trio – with the right engineering and some killer grand theft auto compositions like ‘Salmonella’, they could create some of the coldest business out. Hope they collaborate extensively on affiliate Tyler, The Creator’s next album, it’s been made no secret that Hayley is starving to broaden his palette on 2012′s Wolf.
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