Omni original new directions Eric Person, Brian Kastan, Bob Meyer – Vivid Landscapes

Omni original new directions Eric Person, Brian Kastan, Bob Meyer –  VIVID LANDSCAPES:  For me, there’s nothing more exciting than when an artist (or, in this case, group) takes the listener down totally new pathways… on this new set of omni original new directions, you’ll hear Eric Person’s sax, Brian Kastan’s  fretless bass and Bob Meyer’s drums do exactly that… and there’s no better way to get your exposure to their collective improvising genius than to watch them together…

I can guarantee you that if you’re a big fan of improvised music, you’ll enjoy many hours of it when you SUBSCRIBE to Brian’s YouTube channel – I’ve been signed up there for a long time now.

The pacing and playing on this marvelous set is totally different from anything I’ve ever heard him do, and certainly different from when I reviewed his deliciously dastardly “Music You’ll Probably Hate” album last spring… on songs like the 6:21 “Sandstone Canyon“, you’ll feel like you’re on an adventure through endless gullys and gorges… delightfully trudging through the tumbleweed into totally new vistas!

Brian’s fretless bass intro, together with Bob’s drum work setup “Red Rocks” for a shimmering saxophone solo from Eric… there’s nothing “frenetic” here, it’s all a tasty trek through sonic wonders that you’ve never before encountered.

Eric’s sax takes the lead during the intro to “Bowling Rocks“, with penetrating (yet somehow subtle) undercurrents of ecstasy guiding you on your journey… I have a feeling this tune will be added to DJ playlists far and wide over the coming months!

I had absolutely no doubt after my first listen through this 54:16 gem what my choice for personal favorite of the dozen delightful tracks would be… an absolute scorcher by the end of the tune, the 4:08 “Chimney Mountain” starts off with a slow-walk fretless bass solo from Brian, but quickly morphs into a rip-roaring improv that will quench your thirst for “different” (in many different ways)… this is THE BEST trio improv I’ve heard (yet) in 2021.

I give this marvelous trio a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with a (perfect) “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 5.00 – meaning that it also gets a “PICK” from me for “best improv trio album”.  Get more information on the BandCamp page for the release.   Rotcod Zzaj

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Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) is a globe-hopping musician and poet who spent many years roving the world until he finally settled in his current abode, Lacey, Washington... just down the road from Seattle. He started IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine in 1990 (still being published), and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine in 2016. He also was a keyboard player & singer for many years... you can hear (and download for free) many of those works at his "Internet Archive Collection". If you'd like to support our efforts and get something in return, there are also a few of these albums for sale on the Rotcod Zzaj BandCamp site"

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