May 25, 2006
CD Reveiw - Katahdin's Edge "The Ridge"
They've continued to experiment with meter and rhythm in their mesmerising trademark way. The entire trio's improv meld has become even more seamless since their debut album "Step Away". Willie Myette's (piano) composition skills have matured. John Funkhouser (bass) is playing better than ever, laying down the groove and leading the band forward. Mike Connors (drums) rounds out the trio with his energetic yet nauanced and skillful playing. The band experiments with some unusual ethereal and ambient sounds on a few tracks that give this jazz album an unusually deeply textured aural landscape.
Definifely go see them live if and when you can. They won't disappoint. I was able to see them when they were in Portland last fall for a gig. Plus, they're also three really nice guys.
:: Peder ::
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