Tad Britton

Cicada

origin 82697

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MUSIC REVIEW BY Rotcod Zzaj, Improvijazzation

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I still have a few tapes laying 'round, but none as good as this 23-year-old master from Tad, whose high-talent percussion work is joined by Sax/keyboards/flute/cowbell from Hans Teuber, bass from Jeff Johnson and guitar by Pete Fogle... sessions recorded inn the '92-'93 time-frame are now immortalized on tunes like the wonderful & airy "Gone"... it's only 4:18, but it will stay with you for the long term, to be sure. Hans's reeds are prevalent on "1929", but all the players are right "together" on each & every note. The bass lines on "Mfloat" do just what the title indicates... they "float" seamlessly through the ether the players create for you - do this tune with your headphones on, to be sure (at least for the first listen). It was the strange swirling atmospherics on "Seclusion" that made it my personal favorite of the ten great compositions offered up for your listening edification. What sets Tad and his fellow players apart is that they are riding on waves of musical creativity seldom experienced by us mere mortals... I give this one a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an "EQ" (energy quotient) rating of (a perfect) 5.00 - meaning that they also get the "PICK" of his issue for "most creative jazz".






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