To refer to bassist Piet Verbist as cutting edge would be cliché, to refer to Cattitude as one of the most adventurous releases for 2014 would be an understatement.
Hybrid genres are nothing new. A largely acoustic ensemble that can pull from improvisational music along with soul, rock and funk and accomplish this daunting task utilizing their own artistic vision is remarkable at best. A trio joined by two accomplished saxophonists pulls off a cutting edge recording that does a harmonic exploratory on a plethora of influence while never allowing one genre to over power the lyrical ebb and flow of this dynamic effort. Another melodic feather in their cap would be that these eight originals are meticulously constructed and equally as entertaining as anything on the shelf today.
Zygomatik easily avoids the sophomore slump and reaffirms their place as one of the top acts touring Europe at this time.