The saxophone and drum duo of Aram Shelton (US) and Ole Mofjell (NO) approach improvisation with a unique energy to create extroverted music via harmonically charged saxophone and hyper-kinetically driven drums. Mofjell’s drumming is characterized by a virtuosic blend of power, velocity and finesse while Shelton’s alto utilizes a variety of advanced techniques to challenge preconceived notions of the instrument.
Contemporary, yet steeped in an understanding and love of the genre, Kirchner's compositions are first rate, the covers judiciously selected, and the playing throughout is absolutely first rate. Hard to pick anyone out, but the bass clarinet is just sublime.
Stellar performances and terrific compositions. This is seriously good jazz, deeply spiritual in many ways, but with a confident, energised spring in its step.
Sure to be one of the standout jazz releases of 2018. Michael Mueller